I'm just checking every resource I know to see if I can find this information. From what I've gathered from my relatives who've checked so far, my elderly, great uncle, who is part paralyzed from a stroke back in '96 and was dehydrated from being at the Superdome for three days was evacuated on Wed, Aug 31st. We can't find him. He was cognizant at the time, but very dehydrated from having no food or water and being at the Superdome. My cousin (his son) tried to go with him on the helicopter transport (my great uncle was pretty weak by that point), and he said the folks at the helicopters took their guns out and said he wouldn't be able to accompany my great uncle.
We think my great uncle is lost in the system, and being unable to talk or being disoriented, he may not be able to tell them who he is, or in the worst case scenario, he may have died after he got dropped at the transfer point at his first stop at the Louis Armstrong Airport in Kenna, LA.
Any information on places we can call or look (not the Red Cross or the FEMA hotline, because we've tried it, and they just sound really harrassed and rushed when we call) would be appreciated, or if anyone knows how I can find out which agency did the helicopter evacuations that day so we can track them personally, even better.