The Digital Journalist
Barbara Davidson / Dallas Morning News
Toni Miller, 58, cries as Trooper Cameron Douglas, a Louisiana State Trooper, tries to convince her to voluntarily evacuate her home in New Orleans, La. A few days ago, Miller was adamant about not moving from her New Orleans home, one of the few untouched by flooding from Hurricane Katrina: "I'm not going anywhere unless they drag me out at gunpoint," she said then. When officials came by to tell her she had no choice, she angrily removed the American flag from her porch, calling the order "un-American." But she had a change of heart, and on Sept. 8 agreed to evacuate--and returned the American flag to her stoop-- after 10 days of living in a dead city. "There's nothing here for me anymore, I understand that now," she said.