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Government Recommends Building Up in New Orleans

Nedra Alexis stands in front of her house with her son, Glenn. The family bought the place three years ago. Now they'll have to tear it down and rebuild to comply with FEMA guidelines that houses be built at least three feet off the ground.
Jeff Brady, NPR
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Nedra Alexis stands in front of her house with her son, Glenn. The family bought the place three years ago. Now they'll have to tear it down and rebuild to comply with FEMA guidelines that houses be built at least three feet off the ground.

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Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues and climate change. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.