A man who identified himself as Donald wipes his eyes after comforting his ex-wife Marion as she lay waiting for evacuation to Monroe, Louisiana at the The Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport September 2, 2005. They had been married for 24 years, but divorced many years ago. "I never remarried," he said. "When the rains came, I went to her nursing home and never left her side." Evacuees were airlifted from various locations, including hospitals and nursing homes, to the airport, where they were triaged.
(Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)