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Was Charmaine Neville making things up?

As previously discussed ("Transcript of Charmaine Neville's story") the singer described horrific experiences getting out of the Ninth Ward, including an incident where she rescued several people using a bus she commandeered.
Now, the DUmmies as well as the other dummies have some questions (direct link). Namely: how was she able to keep her long nails after all the torment she described?

I just watched a show this evening, Friday, September 16, where it showed a reporter going to Charmaine Neville's house with her after Katrina. Unless I saw wrong, the cameraman showed them walking into the house and it was as if nothing was ruined. It didn't look at all like flood waters had entered her home. Nothing looked at all ruined or muddy.

Transcript of Charmaine Neville's story

The 9/2 video here is of evacuee Charmaine Neville describing her experiences getting out of the 9th ward. A transcript is here.
I find some of the things she says a bit questionable, but she was obviously distraught when being taped. She says that helicopters would fly over but wouldn't ever stop, and then offers this:

A lot of those young men lost their minds because the helicopters would fly over us and they wouldn't stop. We'd do SOS on the flashlights, we'd do everything. And it came to a point. It really did come to a point where these young men were really so frustrated that they did start shooting. They weren't trying to hit the helicopters. Maybe they weren't seeing. Maybe if they heard this gunfire they will stop then. But that didn't help us. Nothing like that helped us.

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