Kennard Jackley of Slidell is retired from the Merchant Marines and spent his life out at sea.
He has never evacuated during a hurricane and stayed behind for this one, although he did send his wife to Texas.
He captured home video of the waters of Lake Pontchartrain as they rose outside and ended up sending him to the second story of his home.
Jackley estimates that Katrina did about $50,000 of damage to his house.
(Information courtesy of a CNN report)