Although it's fun watching US government incompetence, let's not get too cocky.
The group had called the British embassy in Washington from a mobile phone, Mr Trout added.
But embassy staff had told them to contact the British consulate in New Orleans
When they had pointed out it was "15ft under water", the embassy staff had simply repeated they should contact the consulate, Mr Trout told BBC News.
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