But as with Katrina, his initial response was passive, if not downright negligent.
He once told Vanity Fair that hearing strangers ecstatically shout his name is downright embarrassing.
While much of this material is safely deadpan, or just downright clinical, please note the presence of some dangerous laugh-lines.
When Davis saw Joplin perform as part of the band Big Brother at Monterey Pop in 1967, he says it was downright revelatory.
Today, Nichol comes across as downright crabby when asked about the senator.
The doctor longed to give her a downright piece of his mind.
Life here is laborious, but downright want I should say rare.
"He wants one of the dear old dad's downright snubs," was her inward comment.
We stumbled into the household at a crisis, and there was a deal of downright humanity in that same.
No, not so bad, I never said that downright falsehood—no, I could not; but I did almost as bad.