The Digital Journalist
Douglas R. Clifford, St. Petersburg Times / WpN
Two unidentified women swim for higher ground in New Orleans Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, after tidal surge overwhelmed a levee near communities in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, flooding a majority of the homes to their rooflines. Sixteen residents had been plucked from their roofs and windows by the city's Public Housing Police by 6 p.m.