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In pictures: Katrina's trailer park refugees
 

In one of the smallest vacation trailers in Airport 1, a few miles from Renaissance Village, Simeon Howard and his fiancee Arlene Mitchell are expecting twins.

Arlene Mitchell recalls trying to escape New Orleans. "My mother and I waded in neck-deep water, pulling a broken boat that carried my grandmother, our elderly neighbour, my sister, and all her kids.

"We waited two days on a rooftop to be rescued."

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