The storm had not hit yet, but we had expected to come back after it went through.

We are the victims, but we've got to help ourselves.

We don't want to give up and we do want to go back.

They were playing Lil' Wayne [a popular New Orleans hip-hop artist] on the radio when we drove into town, ... They are treating us better than our own people.

A lot of my family is homeless, so we'll have to make accommodations for each other, ... We're grateful to the Red Cross for the help we've gotten here.

Our son is a first respondor and had to stay back in New Orleans and do search and rescue.

We have too many of our people going to jail.

Right now, it's too little too late.

We were in the attic before we were rescued, ... At that time, the shelters were segregated.