As New Orleans Empties, a Stubborn Few Remain

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A Texas National Guardsman surveys the flooded streets of New Orleans

A Texas National Guardsman surveys the flooded streets of New Orleans as his unit searches for survivors. Andrea Hsu, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Andrea Hsu, NPR

Flood waters are receding in New Orleans, allowing rescue workers and police better access to many neighborhoods. They're finding death, destruction and potential for disease, but some people who weathered the storm and the flood are refusing to leave.

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