Here is a photo of a company called DriveSavers helping to save hard disks from the floods in Katrina’s aftermath.
No word on whether this drive was saved or not. I can imagine after Katrina that there are tens of thousands of drives that need saving – probably more. I know that most people just don’t back up data as often as they should and it takes losing your computer to understand why backups are important. Hopefully the drive restoration companies are having good success restoring important data that was lost.