Nightly News | August 28, 2012
>>> here's the location tonight of this big and slow moving storm. eight miles an hour. that means it's going to be a long night for all the folks along the gulf coast . they've learned a lot and seen a lot in recent years and could teach us all a lesson about getting along and "making a difference" for each other. that part of the story is underway with gabe gutierrez in new orleans.
>> you safe?
>> reporter: on tennessee street in the lower ninth ward, robert green is on patrol.
>> across the street, the garretts have left, the andrews have left. clayton and them are staying.
>> reporter: he walks this street because he learned a hard lesson seven years ago.
>> it's really important to know who's here, because one of the things during katrina is, you didn't know who and where people were.
>> reporter: when the levees failed, his home washed away. he lost his mother, his 3-year-old granddaughter and many of his neighbors. never again, he said.
>> it's about knowing who's here, so if something bad happens, you know what you have to stop.
>> reporter: across the street --
>> you all be safe.
>> reporter: she evacuated. nola checks in with her neighbor.
>> you never know who you're going to need in this world.
>> reporter: and in st. bernard's parish, a new shipment of generators wasn't the only thing that brought people together.
>> our customers become like family. your neighbors become like family.
>> that's the guy that built my house.
>> reporter: right next door, making sure this time no one is forgotten. gabe gutierrez, nbc news,