Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Corps begins demolition of New Orleans houses..

Photo: Ellis Lucia / Times-Picayune

The demolition of homes within the most hard hit areas of the Lower 9th Ward began Monday.


A total of 120 houses will be razed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Wrecked houses that block city streets or otherwise pose public hazards will be first to be removed.

Dog teams trained to locate human remains precede the demolition crews. A body was found in the attic of a house in Lakeview on Sunday.