Water rising at 17th St. canal
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Ray Nagin (moron) has announced that the attempt to plug a breach in the
17th Street canal at the Hammond Highway bridge has failed and the
rising water is about to overwhelm the pumps on that canal.
The result is that water will begin rising rapidly again, and could
reach as high as 3 feet above sea level. In New Orleans and Jefferson
Parish, that means floodwaters could rise as high as 15 feet in the next
Nagin urged residents to try to find higher ground as soon as possible.