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EMERGENCY ALERT: Percy Quin Dam Failure Imminent (Southern Mississippi, TANGIPAHOA)
Tangipahoa Parish Government ^ | 8-29-12 | Tangipahoa Parish Government

Posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf

MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT OF AN "IMMINENT FAILURE" OF THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK. THIS FAILURE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING ALONG THE ALREADY SWOLLEN TANGIPAHOA RIVER. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: breach; dam; fema; flood; huricaneisaac; hurricane; isaac; isaacflooding; issac
Conflicting reports say the dam is leaking, but it has not failed, yet. Residents along the Tangipahoa River in LA/MS have been given 90 minutes to evacuate.

Ironically, this dam had a Major rework due to begin NEXT WEEK, after the holiday, with water levels lowered 10 feet for construction.

Weather Channel reporting water flowing through a cut in the dam, and is expected to get worse. Twitter report saying the dam has already failed.

PER THE WEATHER CHANNEL: 100Ft Breach in Dam

1 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

First Mainstream Media Story:

La. orders evacuation after Miss. dam threatened
http://www.katc.com/news/la-orders-evacuation-after-miss-dam-threatened/


2 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924596/posts


3 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

Prepare.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: tcrlaf

This is just horrible. Prayers for those affected.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 9:08:05 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

It’s the Dam at Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quinn State Park


6 posted on 08/30/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
Just looking at a map, this lake may be McComb, MS water supply.
7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:18:50 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: tcrlaf

Flooding threat way south into Louisiana.

Like they don’t already have enough water.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:21:50 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: tcrlaf
Prayers up!

Meanwhile, I suppose the Reuters headline will be:

"Dam dating back to the Bush Administration fails, drowning poor blacks, while Republicans party on!"

9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:29 AM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: tcrlaf

If white people drown, the media will show no interest but if even one black person drowns, the media will try to blame Romney.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: tcrlaf

the river ends up dumping into Lake Pontchartrain, which has to be full already!


11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:15 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: tcrlaf

the river ends up dumping into Lake Pontchartrain, which has to be full already!


12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Bulwinkle

pdated 12:01 p.m. ET] OK, so a small conflict in reports from officials near the Tangipahoa River.

Despite early reports of an apparent levee failure near Lake Tangipahoa, which is close to the Mississippi-Louisiana state line, Mayor Whitney Rawlings of McComb, Mississippi, says Pike County Civil Defense informed him that “the dam is holding, but they are concerned it may fail,” WWL reports on air.

He further said it’s a coin toss whether it will fail, but, “This might go. People need to be moving now.”

Bear with us as we work out the discrepancy in the reports and work to determine whether the dam has failed or is expected to fail.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tcrlaf
Just looking at a map, this lake may be McComb, MS water supply.
14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: tcrlaf

One of my distributors is in Hammond, La. I am trying to get current news.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:54:35 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: tcrlaf

“stay tuned”-—what the heck is that? Obamuzzie action non-plan? If there’s any question shouldn’t it read “get the flock out of the flood plain” ?


16 posted on 08/30/2012 10:06:55 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: OrangeHoof

Just like the folks in the Lower 9th Ward during Katrina, these folks failed to take precautions when they learned of the hurricane.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 10:09:43 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: tcrlaf

Ohhhhh Boy, is Bush in trouble now. s/


18 posted on 08/30/2012 10:10:10 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they appoint as cabinet members.)
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To: tcrlaf

Waiting for this to be blamed on “not enough money”.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Yup. “Oh, gee, I think I’ll just ride it out.” Morons. There was a storm six miles from the jobsite today and they shut us down for the day. Mother nature does not forgive stupidity.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 10:24:51 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: tcrlaf

That dam/lake was classified as having insufficient capability to discharge water in the event of a heavy rains according to this article in 1978:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1842&dat=19781207&id=bSMsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GskEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1489,3368160


21 posted on 08/30/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: _Jim

Then, common sense would dictate that a bypass dump system should have been built. Of course, common sense is anathema to government.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama’s fault. /s


23 posted on 08/30/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Psalm 144

Prayers up for all. Heard on fox that they may be able to stop it but no guarantees. Praying hard here.

LLS


24 posted on 08/30/2012 12:09:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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