I just got a call from my parents, whose neighbor heard from her brother, who has been on top of a roof in a parish neighboring New Orleans for four days with no sign of help. They wanted to know where to turn. I had no idea other than to try to get the local Coast Guard, who could contact the Coast Guard units who are running the helicopter rescues.

Does anyone have another suggestion?

GOOD NEWS: I heard from my father that the man was rescued. When his sister called the Coast Guard, they patched her right through. Have no idea whether that had anything to do with the rescue but it’s good to know that something works.