Mary Watts breaks down while sitting on her cot at a center for Hurricane Katrina evacuees Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Keller in Keller, Texas, after applying for housing with the Interfaith Housing Coalition.
Xavier University student Angela Davis, 22, right, sits in a car waiting for officials to open a road into the Jefferson Parish suburban area of New Orleans, early Monday morning, Sept. 5, 2005. Many residents of the parish waited in a line of cars that stretched for miles to briefly see their flooded homes, and to scoop up soaked mementoes.
The body of a dead man rests on a lawn chair as other flood victims pass by at the Convention Center in New Orleans, Sept. 1, 2005. Outside the Convention Center, the sidewalks were packed with people without food, water or medical care, and with no sign of law enforcement.
Flood victims wait at the Convention Center in New Orleans, Sept. 1, 2005. Officials called for a mandatory evacuation of the city, but many residents remained in the city and had to be rescued from flooded homes and hotels.
Flood victims pile into a truck as hundreds of others wait at the Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.
Flood victims walk the street in front of the Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.
A woman cries as she waits with other flood victims at the Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.
New Orleans residents walk down the Causeway overpass searching for an evacuation staging area on Interstate-10, Sept. 1, 2005.
A woman and her child wait with hundreds of other flood survivors at the Convention Ccenter in New Orleans, Sept. 1, 2005. Thousands of storm refugees had been assembling outside for days, waiting for help to come.
Thousands of New Orleans residents gather at a evacuation staging area along Interstate-10 Sept. 1, 2005. The residents were either evacuated by air or walked to the interstate to escape the city still besieged by flooding and no electricity.
Residents wait on a rooftop to be rescued from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina Sept. 1, 2005 in New Orleans.
Residents wait to be evacuated from the Louisiana Superdome Sept. 1, 2005 in New Orleans.
Hundreds of flood victims wait at the Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.
A flood victim in need of medical attention is carted away from the Convention Center in New Orleans Sept. 1, 2005.