Quote: Disturbing reports coming in on CNN about people stranded on top of houses along Lake Pontratrain. A CNN reporter is on scene, and there are only two rescue boats onsite. Reporter talked with some of the people who have been rescued already, and apparently the water came up suddenly, and after the worst of the storm was over.
Our Governor just spoke and said they have already rescued 80 or so people from roof-tops so far and that they have, I believe she said, 10 or so boats going out now for search and rescue to the areas that are flooded. She said they put the boats in right there on I-10 because it was so flooded. The areas they were headed to in NO had 10 feet of water, she said.
She said to expect several casualties but the numbers were not known at this time and won't be until they can get out to all the homes that are under water.
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