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Friday, September 23, 2005

Levees Breached Already - New Orleans

I was worried about this last night, finally posting about it earlier this morning. Apparently, things are already breaking in New Orleans. (That didn't take long, did it?)
MSNBC.com is running this story, which says in part,

"Dozens of New Orleans blocks were underwater after rain poured over a patched levee in the form of a waterfall at least 30 feet wide, confirming fears that the city's weakened levees would not be able to handle the additional rainfall.

Water was waist deep and rising fast on the street that runs next to the canal."

From a NOLA.com story:

"Water poured over a patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city's lowest-lying neighborhoods and heightening fears that Hurricane Rita would re-flood this devastated city."

As terrible as it's been to watch the power struggle and squabbling betweeen Mayor Nagin and the federal authorities, I'm very glad, at the moment, that Nagin backed down.