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(7:15 am) August 29, 2005: New Orleans Mayor Tells NBC that Water is Overtopping New Orleans Levee System, Lower 9th Ward is Flooding

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells NBC’s Today Show that his city is “still not out of the woods as it relates to that worst-case scenario.” Already he has received reports that water is overtopping the levee systems, and in the Lower 9th Ward, a pumping station has filed. “So we will have some significant flooding, it’s just a question of how much.” [MSNBC, 8/29/2005]

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