An additional 10,000 National Guard troops from across the country began pouring into the Gulf Coast on Wednesday to shore up security, rescue and relief operations. The new units brought the number of troops dedicated to the effort to more than 28,000, in what may be the largest military response to a natural disaster.
''We will restore law and order,'' Blanco said. ''What angers me the most is that disasters like this often bring out the worst in people. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior.''