Friday, September 23, 2005
New Orleans Ninth Ward Gets Hit
Water poured in the Lower 9th Ward on Friday morning, topping a section of the Industrial Canal levee being repaired by the Army Corps of Enginners, Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard said.This is too bad, but hopefully there is no one there to get drowned this time.
Dozens of blocks were already under water as a wave of water 30 feet wide poured over a dike that had been used to patch breaks in the Industrial Canal. On the street that runs parallel to the canal, the water ran waist-deep and was rising fast.
New Orleans is also flooding in several other places.
Yeah, we need to rebuild NO, just where it is.
Well, we're about to find out just how 'stuck on stupid' the federal government is.
I think all the lower ground in and around NO should be considered a death trap until a real survey of the levees and floodwalls can be complete.
Water is over both banks of the Industrial Canal now, but the west bank seems to be holding.
is kinda funny, in a sad not very funny kinda way.
I think the higher ground areas are okay. And if you are trying to protect smaller lower ground areas, that will be very possible. But we will have to build a city that is not a deathtrap.
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