Isaac's Floodwaters Give Flashbacks of Katrina

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Earlier Wednesday, a New Orleans family arrived at the same Hattiesburg, Miss., hotel where a team from CBN's Operation Blessing International is waiting out the storm.

They brought pictures of the flooding in Plaquemines Parish, where a levee was breached as Hurricane Isaac hit.

The family told Operation Blessing they have relatives who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina, only to see their belongings submerged once again by Isaac's floodwaters.

"There are a lot of homes that are well underwater," one of the family members said. "We have pictures from friends that have at least 8, 9 ,10 feet of water and some pictures where you see just the rooftop above the waters and nothing else. It's kind of tough because those are the same families that went through the same thing with Katrina, so it's the second time that they're having to experience this."

Jody Gettys, director of U.S. Disaster Relief for Operation Blessing, is with the team in Hattiesburg, and said her teams are heading to Plaquemines to begin helping the victims.

"We're going to be sending an advance team in in a few hours when it's safe for us to go in," Gettys said. "Once we get in on the ground and do damage assessments we'll relay it to our convoy of equipment and we'll be coming to help the residents that have been affected by the storm."

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