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Plan takes shape to turn Gentilly home into a Hurricane Katrina exhibit

Plan takes shape to turn Gentilly home into a Hurricane Katrina exhibit

Levees.org envisions making the site appear as it did just after the city was pumped dry of Katrina flood water. (Source: FOX 8 photo) Levees.org envisions making the site appear as it did just after the city was pumped dry of Katrina flood water. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Some people want to turn a house that flooded during hurricane Katrina into a museum.

The home at 4918 Warrington Drive in Gentilly flooded to the rafters when the London Avenue canal burst. The one story brick house remains vacant with a open hole in one back wall and a tarp covering the roof.

Levees.org envisions making the site appear as it did just after the city was pumped dry, including the recreation of a living room that looks moldy with furniture flipped by flood water. "At this time, the house will be similar to a statue. In that, it is to be looked at. Not to go inside," said Sandy Rosenthal of Levees.org.

Rosenthal expects the City Planning Commission will consider Levees.org's proposal at its Aug. 9 meeting.

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