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September 01, 2005

CNN web video quotes Army Corps of Engineers guy who says they're still doing feasability studies

But this straight from a Sept 1 story clearly says the Army WAS DROPPING 15,000 pound sandbags in the holes, all the while other reports finally own up to the fact that NOTHING was ever dropped in those holes.

The CNN video linked below has that Corp of Engineers guy saying they want to float the sandbags up by barge, but they won't even try that until the bridges blocking barge traffic get repaired (like how long will that take?), and they are still studying it.

What New Orleans needed was SOME official entity to be that little Dutch boy and put his finger in the dike. Quit "studying the situation" while people are dying and START PLUGGING THE HOLES.

Link: CNN.com - Rescuers met by violence - Sep 1, 2005.

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In New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was using helicopters to drop 15,000-pound sandbags into breaches in the city's levee system -- the first step in trying to control the flooding that submerged most of the city. See video on levee repairs -- 3:53)

The flow of water into New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain finally abated, Corps officials said. But engineers won't begin trying to pump out the water until the breaches are plugged. (Recovery efforts)Copyright 2005 CNN. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Associated Press contributed to this report.


September 1, 2005 at 01:48 PM in Current Affairs, Democracy, Media & Journalism, News to Note, Politics, Singing the Bite Me Song | Permalink

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