From CNN: CNN.com – New Orleans shelters to be evacuated – Aug 31, 2005
Note: This is a little disturbing.
Distraught resident Harvey Jackson told a local television station about losing his wife in the floodwater as they stood on their roof. (Watch the video report of a husband whose wife slipped from his grip — 1:07 )”I held her hand as tight as I could and she told me, ‘You can’t hold me.’ She said ‘Take care of the kids and the grandkids,’ ” he sobbed. (Victims left with nothing)