The outside world was misled to believe that all 550 people inside the hospital had been evacuated. No one knew they were there.
They could hear the helicopters flying overhead and see the rescue attempts nearby at the Superdome. They shined flashlights out the window at night with the hope that someone would see them. Thirty-something people would gather and hold hands in prayer with the hope of even a word of rescue. They waited and waited. But no one came.
They were cut off from the outside world-completely Disconnected.