Rescuers Urge Residents to Leave New Orleans

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Errol Morning, 60, sits on his boat on a flooded street in New Orleans Sept. 5.

Errol Morning, 60, sits on his boat on a flooded street in New Orleans Sept. 5. Many residents of New Orleans who live in the few areas on high ground that escaped flood waters say they will defy official requests for them to abandon their homes. Reuters hide caption

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Hundreds of people are still being plucked daily from the roofs of their homes or other buildings in New Orleans as the Coast Guard and U.S. military conduct the largest airlift operation in the nation's history. But some residents are defying calls to leave the city.

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