Thursday, September 08, 2005

Dan Verbeck, In The Midst of Katrina

Aaron Barnhart tipped me off to Dan Verbeck, a reporter for KMBZ/Kansas City, who travelled to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina with sister station WWL.  He got there before the storm hit, then lived through and reported on the aftermath.

Today on my KMOX show, Dan told chilling stories of what he'd witnessed -- FEMA personnel turning away trucks delivering fuel and drinking water, alligators in the water, and harrowing phone calls from trapped residents ("Can you save our lives?").  Another amazing first-person story as seen through the eyes of a veteran reporter who can't get the images out of his mind, and relates it so well you won't be able to get it out of yours.  Listen to the conversation here.