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New Orleans Residents Raise Houses High

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New Orleans Residents Raise Houses High

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New Orleans Residents Raise Houses High

New Orleans Residents Raise Houses High

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Friday is the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans. And now Hurricane Gustav threatens the city again. Some New Orleans residents have decided to "raise" their houses onto a higher foundation to avoid flooding. The problem: neighbors say the high houses change the appearance of the community and at least one has collapsed.

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