Tuesday, August 30, 2005

New Orleans Update

The WWLTV site (www.wwltv.com) has both the best real-time news updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as well as a live video feed (which is still accessible--I'm watching it right now).

Here's the last update:
Break in 17th Street Canal Levee is now 200 feet wide and slowly flooding the City of New Orleans. Huge sandbags 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.

Those sandbags weigh 3,000 pounds apiece, to give you an idea of the scale involved. Officials are "optimistic" that the sandbags can plug the break.

The "Katrina Blog" link (which is at the top of the site) has continuously updating information and you can see from its nature that it is total chaos down there right now.

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