Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sandbags for 17th St. vanish into "black hole"

Gov. Kathleen Blanco told MSNBC this morning that attempts to plug the 17th St.
Canal breech with 3,000 sandbags has been "an enineering nightmare" with sandbags dropped from the air simply falling "into the eternal black hole".

Mayor Nagin indicated that intial estimates of a six to eight week time to get the city functional would be increased by the flooding from the lake.

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