CNN reporters blog…
Drew Griffin in New Orleans, Louisiana:
I am stunned by an interview I conducted with New Orleans Detective Lawrence Dupree. He told me they were trying to rescue people with a helicopter and the people were so poor they were afraid it would cost too much to get a ride and they had no money for a “ticket.” Dupree was shaken telling us the story. He just couldn’t believe these people were afraid they’d be charged for a rescue.
Christiane Amanpour in New Orleans, Louisiana:
Another man was floating on a tire, and actually swimming in the water. He refused to come on board, saying that he didn’t have to and that he wouldn’t, because he had two dogs that he simply wasn’t going to leave.
He kept saying, “I am responsible for them. It’s as simple as that. I’m not coming on board.”