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Finding What's Left of Home in New Orleans

Sharon White's angel figurines were the only items she salvaged when she visited her home in New Orleans East on Wednesday.
Muthoni Muturi, NPR
Sharon White's angel figurines were the only items she salvaged when she visited her home in New Orleans East on Wednesday.
The dismal scene in Sharon White's living room.
Muthoni Muturi, NPR /
The dismal scene in Sharon White's living room.

Last month, her house under water from Hurricane Katrina's floods, Sharon White was determined to go home again. "I'm gonna rebuild that sucker, and I'm gonna make it bigger and better," White said at the time. On Wednesday, the New Orleans evacuee got her first look at the severe damage done to her property.

"I'm going to still rebuild, but it's going to take me a little longer," White says now.

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