©Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times - Larry Nicosia of Pearlington, Miss., installs a floor joist atop new pillars on his Riverside Drive home site Thursday afternoon March 2, 2006. Nicosia said he left for Tallahassee, Fla., when the hurricane reached Category 5. Nicosia said he was rebuilding his home 4 1/2 feet taller than pre-Katrina. He said after the hurricane came ashore he was curious how his home faired. "I looked on the internet to find a way back," he said, "when I came across the Green Bridge, I saw my sofa stuck it it. I knew right there we were in trouble. In a way it was good the hurricane wiped (my home) out completely, it was easier to clean up."
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