Residents Go to Capitol

Thousands of St. Bernard residents flocked to the Louisiana state capitol Tuesday saying St. Bernard is a complete mess and has been forgotten since hurricane Katrina.

It was probably the largest gathering of homeless people the capitol has ever seen.

They packed the senate and the house, and the hallways straining to hear what their parish officials had to say.

The residents claim a lot of the streets of st. Bernard are oily messes.

The grounds are contaminated and entire neighborhoods are in need of a bulldozer.

Estimates show it's going take at least four months just to get the parish cleaned up.

Officials say it may take until spring before folks can actually live comfortably in st. Bernard parish again.