Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Entire City Will Soon Be Underwater -- levee repair mysteriously called off

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is 'very upset' that an attempt to fix the breach in the levee at the 17th Street canal has failed, and he said the challenges that the city is facing have 'escalated to another level.

''The sandbagging that we had hoped would happen didn't materialize today, so the water continued to rise at that particular location,' he said.

Nagin said the sandbagging was scheduled for midday, but the Blackhawk helicopters needed to help did not show up. He said the sandbags were ready and all the helicopter had to do was 'show up.'

He is still not sure who gave the order.
(more at link)

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