Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Oh my god



I feel like I'm going to throw up.

This is the top news item on www.wwltv.com

"Break in 17th Street Canal Levee is now 200 feet wide and slowly flooding the City of New Orleans. Huge sand bags are being airlifted to try to stem the rush of water in that area. The expectations are that the water will not stop until it reaches lake level."

The lake is considerably higher than the city.

Somebody make this all stop.

2 Comments:

Anonymous LRP said...

The break is just south of the (new) old hammond hwy bridge. They are trying to airlift huge sandbags to fill the gap. The new $32mm pumping station at the I-10 underpass at the RR by the cemeteries, failed. But since it pumped into the 17th street canal it doesn't much matter.

August 30, 2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger Jenne Melissa Freeman said...

Hi Jennifer,

I am sorry to hear all this. I can't seem to stop reading about it, and I am not even from New Orleans. It reminds me of the fire in San Diego, being so far away...

My heart is with you, Jenne

August 30, 2005 3:02 PM  

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