Monday, September 01, 2008

Big Sign that NOLA's Rough Road Continues: Hurricane Gustav

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 — CNN reports that there may be a breach of the levee on the Lower Ninth Ward side of the Industrial Canal, with correspondent Gary Tuckman, who had just fled the scene, reporting that water is rising around stop signs.

There seems to be no official confirmation of such a breach yet, but there is at least overtopping of the levees. Other reports suggest that there may be a water-main break that is causing the water spurting some have observed.

Gustav is yet another test for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Since Katrina, it's been a tough place to live, and it's tougher place to leave, as so many residents — the bulk of residents, it seems, thankfully this time — have over the past few days.

Say a little prayer for New Orleans and the whole Gulf Coast.

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