The remains of a rooftop plea for help

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One of the best ways to see the epic devastation of New Orleans is by helicopter. The mayor and Chief Compass took Oprah on a Blackhawk ride to see how the deluge has swallowed everything: houses, trains, boats and cars. "While most of the people have evacuated, the signs of their desperation remain," Oprah says. "One of the things that I was most moved by was this 'HELP' sign written on the top of the roof."
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FROM: Oprah on Location: Inside the Katrina Catastrophe
Published on September 06, 2005

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