As The Associated Press reports: "There were no big explosions. No flames leaping from house to house. Just residents, watching anxiously as a house packed with explosives in their neighborhood went up in flames."
As scientists monitor what the long-term impact of the BP oil spill will be on the Gulf of Mexico, sociologists and psychologists are working to mitigate the spill's impact on the psyche of Gulf Coast residents.
But they're finding it takes a special effort to reach some communities.
In the fishing village of Bayou La Batre, Ala., crisis counselor Le Huong Carter steps onto a porch and takes her shoes off before she knocks on the front door. She's Vietnamese and works closely with the Southeast Asian refugees who have settled on this working coastline, south of Mobile.