One survivor, desperate to help, admits to "commandeering" a boat in order to rescue stranded residents.
Survivor: A friend of mine was stuck in New Orleans in the flood, and they [were] running out of food and water, and they needed some help. … I drove down to New Orleans [and] we commandeered some boats.
Gayle: What does commandeered some boats mean?
Survivor: We stole some boats—18 boats—and we rescued 300 people.
Gayle: Wow! Were you afraid, or did you just say, 'I'm gonna do something'.
Survivor: I just had to do it.