Today was the first day I was moved to tears watching TV news coverage. It was a story about volunteer policemen from another state who were patrolling in a boat looking for people to save. These volunteers weren't invited. They just came.
They found a woman who had been standing waste deep in water for days with nothing to eat and drinking the water she was standing in. The water is full of disease and unspeakable things.
The TV program showed her being saved. There must be many stories like that and many stories of people who died waiting to be saved.