-via ABC News:
Jesse Shaffer, 25, and his father, also named Jesse Shaffer, 53, both of Braithwaite, La., stayed behind in their town to rescue their friends.
While police and the fire department were unable to reach some stranded people using their vehicles, the Shaffers were able to save lives using boats.
"We rescued a lot of people, saw a lot of things you never thought you'd see," the older Shaffer told ABC News, beginning to cry.
Each Shaffer controlled a boat, in which the pair saved a combined 120 people in 12 hours, as well as animals.