Crooner Harry Connick Jr waded through the water submerging much of New Orleans, Louisiana, to look at the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to his father's home.

His father, HARRY CONNICK SR, who served as district attorney of New Orleans for 29 years before retiring in 2003, was forced out of his home when Katrina ravaged the city at the end of last month (AUG05).

And the 37-year-old singer has found the damage to his father's home is not as bad as he'd feared.

He says, "It looks like pop's house made it through. Everything looks like it's pretty dry."

Connick Jr was desperate to return to protect his family's house, adding, "I don't want to get looted by the one-eyed rogue crackhead out there."