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  • Kathy Stewart, of Enfield, Ill., looks at a wrecked house as her tour bus passes through the 9th Ward part of New Orleans. Residents and city officials are pushing back against tour companies that take out-of-towners into the Lower 9th Ward, the neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina flooding. (Associated Press)

    Katrina victims take on hurricane tour operators

    Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed.



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