"This is too much for me. Iúm an old man. I'm 75 years old. I don't know how long it's gonna take to get it back. I've lived here for 28 years. But I decided I"m not gonna run away from it. Recover, rebuild, whatever it takes. I'm gonna stick it out a little longer, give it a try at least." ..Seventy-five-year-old resident of the 9th Ward in New Orleans, Ather Fountin's, home was destroyed by floodwaters following Hurricane Katrina two months prior. (Robert Caplin/New York Times)..