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September 1st, 2008
01:31 PM ET

It's dark, and if you need to go – bring a light.

Drew Griffin
CNN Investigative Correspondent

Dutchtown High School, in Geismer, Lousiana, is the shelter here. It's packed and it is dark. The gymnasium has no windows-good for avoiding broken glass-bad for potty breaks.

I ran in to, well to go, and two guys followed behind me. Why? I had a flashlight.

I must say it is the first time I guided grown men to a urinal (closing my eyes as I pointed my light).

Just a taste of life covering a hurricane.

Here's the Red Cross Shelter director being interviewed by a local tv crew. We have driving rains and very strong gusts.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Janet, USA via Canada(Toronto)

    Our prayers and Canadian help is on its way, as usual!
    Just like before, people help people, we don't discriminate who needs help.

    WE ARE ALL PEOPLE! God Bless the people of Louisiana and the surrounding states!

    September 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  2. EJ (USA)

    I guess I don't get to see the riveting footage.

    September 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  3. Cindy

    Drew,
    You are too funny! Next time you gotta go just do like a lot guys in the south do...tend to nature out in nature if you know what I mean! LOL

    Cindy...Ga.

    September 1, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  4. pati mc., camp hill, pa

    Hi Drew,

    You have just proved a vaulable pint......you just never know how you may come to the aid of someone in need.

    Happy to hear that you had a reason to smile and that things are seemingly better, so far, than back in 2005.

    Stay safe and keep up the good work.

    September 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm |