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New Orleans under water — Mississippi could breach levees

New Orleans - A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico.

Impact of heavy rains and flooding continues to grow in Midwest

Heavy rains in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have brought many rivers to record levels, causing at least 20 deaths and forcing hundreds to flee their homes as levees break. More levees are now at risk as the rains continue.

State-ordered flood evacuations: 'You need to move out NOW!'

Alarm is rising fast in flooded Northeastern states, forcing state-ordered mandatory evacuations near the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, in Eastern New York, near the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and in Maryland.

‘The Great Flood 1927' threatens Memphis and the Delta

Rising floodwaters surround Memphis, one of the great citadels of the Old South, in the crosshairs of disasters, including an earthquake as the South reels from major tornadoes this year. But it’s the 1927 flood memories that make folks anxious now.

Katrina 'Blame Game' May be Over for New Orleans Special

New Orleans citizens received some relief from the ongoing "blame game" that has gone on since Hurricane Katrina. These residents said they did not know New Orleans flooding would occur from levee breaches, and a federal court has upheld their claims.

Could a New Orleans Flood Be Coming to a City Near You? Special

Just as the hurricane season is underway, recent news brings concerns about levee protection. This is particularly true given the fact it has been found more than half the U.S. population lives in counties protected by levees.

Louisiana Recognizes Victims, Advocates at Post Katrina Events Special

August 29, 2005 New Orleans was flooded after a break in the levees allowed the devastation of the city following Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana annually commemorates heroes and special people who devote their lives to others.

New Orleans Levees Whistle-blower Terminated from LSU Special

Dr. Ivor Van Heerden, hurricane expert and coastal scientist, will be leaving Louisiana State University in May 2010. The University announced they won't continue his contract past that date. Van Heerden headed the forensic team after Katrina.

Poorly Armored New Orleans Takes the Bullet For Katrina (Part 3)

“It's been 4 years,” he said. “People aren't interested in something that happened years ago.” The bookstore owner told me he lacked Katrina books because it was old news. But Katrina's news isn't old at all in a world where lives come first.

New Orleans Folk Shocked and Dismayed Over Levee Lies (Part 1)

So many stories have been written about Hurricane Katrina. Those who were victims of the flood were hurt afterward as well. Some of that victimization came innocently, from writers without all the facts. Like me.

Levees Break in Missouri Causing Massive Flooding And Evacuations

At least 20 levees were topped by flood waters along the Missouri, causing massive flooding as thousands of people to have to be evacuated.

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The levees burst from the force of the waters  bringing destruction throughout the region in 1927
The levees burst from the force of the waters, bringing destruction throughout the region in 1927
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