Hurricane Katrina: Survivors and Heroes

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Valine Bentley and Rayford Browder

"We got stuck at the convention center -- the worst experience you've ever seen. People just going crazy. We didn't have security. Could barely sleep. People dehydrated. People having strokes, heart attacks."—Valine Bentley

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