"When we knew Katrina was coming, me and my family we got out, and just drove. We wound up in in Houston, in a mall. This old guy comes up to us and man he looked like a bum, he looked poorer than us. But turns out he was a millionaire."
"He took us back to his house, we lived there for 2 months. He had 46 people in his house. I’m not gonna lie, we didn’t do a whole lot, it was fun. I got a job at Applebee’s in Houston. He bought me a car, my mum a car. I still got that car. It was in Time Magazine, but I didn’t much wanna talk about it at the time."
"I stayed in Houston 4 years. I couldn’t see what she’d done to my city. When I did come home it seemed to me everyone had changed. Since then kids have grown old and adults got young…."
Robert West, 31, from Gentilly, Waiter at Chatres House, French Quarter, New Orleans. Husband to wife in the Services & dad to twins Rasheed & Rhamani, 10
"She’s the hero of the family. I’m just Dad"