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New Orleans 9th Ward Floods

September 23, 2005

by Kevin Caruso

An 8-foot storm surge on the New Orleans' coast, which was triggered by Hurricane Rita, has caused flooding in the 9th Ward of the city.

The storm surge breached the industrial canal levee, which had been repaired after being breached initially by Hurricane Katrina less that a month ago.

The water has entered the Upper 9th Ward, Lower 9th Ward and Gentilly neighborhoods, as well as the Maersk Sealand container terminal.


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