Group plans to make house into Hurricane Katrina memorial



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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A house that was flooded by Hurricane Katrina could become a memorial to the catastrophic storm that nearly wiped New Orleans off the map 11 years ago.

The city planning commission will consider a request by the group Levees.org for a permit to preserve the house at a meeting on Tuesday.

Group founder Sandy Rosenthal says the house is likely the closest left standing near any of the three spots where levees broke, pouring water into the city.

The one-story brick house is still vacant, with gaping holes in a back wall and roof.

Rosenthal says she wants the exterior to look as it did just after the city was pumped dry, with a re-creation of a moldy, flood-upturned living room visible through the front windows.

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This story corrects details about the levees that broke during Katrina

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