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Live Updates from New Orleans – Katrina August 30, 2005

Posted by Leita in Hurricane, Southern Living.
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From http://www.wwltv.com/: ****ALL RESIDENTS ON THE EAST BANK OF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON REMAINING IN THE METRO AREA ARE BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE AS EFFORTS TO SANDBAG THE LEVEE BREAK HAVE ENDED. THE PUMPS IN THAT AREA ARE EXPECTED TO FAIL SOON AND 9 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED IN THE ENTIRE EAST BANK. WITHIN THE NEXT 12-15 HOURS**** Jeff Parish President. Residents will probably be allowed back in town in a week, with identification only, but only to get essentials and clothing. You will then be asked to leave and not come back for one month. ———– Source: live news feed at http://www.wwltv.com Small boats and jetskis needed to help with the rescue. Unconfirmed riot at the N.O. prison with a possible hostage. 6:41 P.M. – Efforts to stop the levee break at the 17th Street Canal have ended unsuccessfully and the water is expected to soon overwhelm the pumps in that area, allowing water to pour into the east bank of Metairie and Orleans to an expected height of 12-15 feet. Residents have brought out their own boats to help with the rescue. Bodies are being tied to poles.. “there is no place to put these people.?

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