Leroy Jones, trumpet player, Hurricane Brass Band
"My wife and I evacuated to Texas, during Katrina. We came back in October and it was heartbreaking.
"We lost three-quarters of our belongings. Things we had put up in a high place were not damaged or destroyed, but they had a terrible odour.
"Fortunately my family and most of my close friends also evacuated, and they were safe. They may have lost their property, but the important thing was they survived Katrina."