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Eyes of the Hurricane portraits. September 14, 2005. Trenise Nafziger, 23, with her son Noah, 2, from New Orleans. She got here on Saturday September 3, 2005. She had fled to Birmingham, Alabama about 8 hours before the hurricane hit, and went to her husband's brother's house. The brother and his wife both work for FEMA, and had to leave, and bought Trenise and Noah plane tickets to Denver. They are staying with Trenise's mother-in-law and fiance in Aurora. Trenise's husband, Christian Nafziger, is a carpenter, and is staying in the south to get work in reconstruction. Trenise interviewed with Excel Energy today and thinks she will get a job with them, in security. She hopes to stay in the Denver area, instead of returning to New Orleans, "It doesn't make any sense to go back and start all over. It doesn't seem like the situation is going to get better. It's always going to be below sea level. I have a family. I can't count on it (new orleans) being there. It can be wiped off the face of the earth." They lived in a one-story apartment on the west bank of New Orleans, in Marrero. She heard that the water was waist-level in her place. As for Colorado: "The weather is certainly different. The view of the Rocky Mountains is just breathtaking. I've never seen anything like it. " She hopes her husband can join her in Colorado for the holidays. (ELLEN JASKOL/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) ***Trenise Nafziger, 23. Noah (mom) (504) 390-6517. NOTE TO IMAGERS: The face on the mom has been lightened up A LOT. Be careful of noise in face. Ultimately want skin color of woman's face and hand to agree (at least enough so that it makes sense visually).

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