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Online support sought to gain historic levee label

May 27, 2011 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An advocacy group that began after the Hurricane Katrina floods of 2005 is seeking public help for its effort to have two levee breach sites placed on the National Register of Historic Places. on Thursday added to its website a copy of its draft nomination for the breach sites at the Industrial Canal and the 17th Street Canal. Breaches at the sites contributed to devastating flooding in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward and Lakeview neighborhoods. is soliciting public comments and digital letters of support.

The state is preparing the nomination for a key committee review, perhaps as soon as August.