NewsNation | August 29, 2012
>> on the line. thank you for your time.
>> great to be with you, tamron.
>> reporter: absolutely. what is your concern right now, sir?
>> well, you know, our biggest concern right now is the slow movement of the storm and the amount of flooding it could cause as well as the sustained high winds that we're getting. you know, part of the district i represented has rl been improkted it, plaque mince, st . bernard, possible st . charles, areas inundated with four major hurricanes over the last ten years so the people out there are resilient and want to make the federal government is will to support whatever they need.
>> sir, you know, this is not the image anyone wanted to see. to be rescued by the coast guard or police agencies. there was a mandatory evacuation in place for about 7,000 people. i heard what had to be one of the most heartbreaking interviews today, a man hiding with his family had gone as high as they could in their home. tell said he might have to shoot the roof off so me and my family can get out of here. everyone thought pieces were put in place wan plaque mince parish, why have they not been provided the funds? senator mary landrieu is looking into the issue. why didn't ge they the funds when you know thousands of people live there?
>> it's something we're going to be looking into, as well. it also has concern -- we have been.requesting from the corps of engineers and the government the proper funds to protect not only the city of new orleans which seemed to have been a center point after katrina, but the outlying parishes, as well. there's also a parish right now, st . charles where the levee hasn't been protected. that protects a nuclear plant. there are areas flood prone at risk to these storms in the southern portions of southeastern louisiana .
>> congressman, thank you so much for your time. i hope to speak with you soon. and the hours that we move ahead and hopefully, eventually we'll see a break here so he can see exactly how many people are still strandeded in that community. thank