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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.

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The city planning commission will consider a request by the group 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.

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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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