I was there with the Army. I didn't do the person search, but I made my way around NO when the water was still high.
It's going to take a LOT of recovery to fix that up. It was unreal.
When we rolled in, there were no other cars - just ambulances, police, firetrucks and military vehicles. There were no planes just military helicopters. It was like an end of the world horror movie.
I saw a lot of things that were really crazy. A sign spray painted on a door that pretty much said " Gone to find gas. Will be back in two days." Did they ever come back? I don't know. That will stay with me forever. A lot of that will.