Roy and Tony Calabrisi came to StoryCorps through Emergency Communities, a volunteer relief center in Saint Bernard Parish. They spoke inside Roy's trailer.
When Katrina hit, Roy Calabrisi, 83, stayed in his home. But after he suffered a heart attack, he was taken by boat and then airlifted to a hospital for successful heart surgery.
His younger brother, Tony, 77, evacuated his home in St. Bernard Parish just before it was reported that the levees had broken. Roy's home flooded and then burned when a fire started next door.
Tony and Roy have an older brother, Sal. They also have two sisters. One, who is 82, moved to Alabama with another sister after Katrina totaled her home.
Roy vows never to leave, saying "When I go, I'll go out feet first."