Here are some exerpts from a Yahoo! news article. How sad about the blind man; I suppose the outlook isn't good. It is so heartwrenching to find out that somehow our country left the disabled, elderly & other "weakest of the society" to fend for themselves in this disaster....
......"We've pulled literally hundreds of people out of the waters," Blanco said some 12 hours after Hurricane Katrina slammed into this southern US city of 1.4 million people. "We believe there are hundreds more out there. And so tonight is critical."
....Darryl Thibodeaux, 49, couldn't get off the freeway to find his brother.
"He's blind and his roof collapsed but I can't get to him. I can't drive through this and I can't swim," he said as he stared down into waist-high water that was filled with floating debris and covered in oil slicks.
"I'm afraid to go in that water because I know they have snakes and alligators in that water," Thibodeaux said.
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