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Katrina Survivor Tows Concerns to White House

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Katrina Survivor Tows Concerns to White House

Katrina & Beyond

Katrina Survivor Tows Concerns to White House

Katrina Survivor Tows Concerns to White House

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Like many residents of New Orleans left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, Rockey Vaccarella lives in a mobile home provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But Vaccarella made headlines when he towed a trailer to Washington, D.C., to take his complaints about the pace of rebuilding all the way to the White House.

On Wednesday morning, Vaccarella got a meeting with President Bush, and tells Alex Chadwick about what the president had to say.