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Aug 4, 2010 4:50 AM Katrina levee breaches historic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The grassroots group is asking the National Register of Historic Places to recognize places where levees broke after Hurricane Katrina.

The group's research director, H.J. Bosworth Jr., says they are starting with two because the amount of documentation needed is immense.

Director Sandy Rosenthal says her group has notified the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation of plans to nominate four more sites in New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish.

Floods and related damage killed more than 1,300 people after the storm hit Aug. 29, 2005. The storm prompted changes including national levee inventories and levee safety recommendations.

Sites already on the register include a memorial to the 1923 flood in Johnstown, Pa.


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