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  • The levee at Columbia Lakes has been Breached, GET OUT NOW.

    08/29/2017 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 52 replies
    Brazoria County Twitter fees Retweeted by POTUS ^ | 29 August 2017 | Brazoria County
    Levee fail county says to get out now. Retweeted by President Trump.
  • Evacuations ordered due to levee breach south of Manteca

    02/20/2017 8:08:52 PM PST · by Mariner · 65 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 20th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) — A levee near Manteca was breached Monday night leading to mandatory evacuations in the area, according to San Joaquin County officials said. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for people living within the below boundary:.... The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the pictured area on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, due to a levee breach south of Manteca. The warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Hundreds evacuated after US levee breaks; people on roofs awaiting rescue

    10/30/2012 4:42:33 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 236 replies
    Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday. Bergen County executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the entire town of Moonachie is under water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.
  • Sacramento levees fail federal maintenance criteria -

    08/24/2012 5:29:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 24, 2012 | Matt Weiser
    Levees protecting most of the city of Sacramento and 15 other areas of the Central Valley were declared on Thursday to have failed federal maintenance criteria. As a result, those levees are no longer eligible for federal money to rebuild if damaged in a storm. The U.S.ArmyCorps ofEngineers made the declaration after concluding that a new state plan to improve Central Valley levees does not provide enough detail to ensure that maintenance problems, such as erosion and intruding structures, will be fixed. The affected areas include 40 miles of levees wrapping most of the city of Sacramento on the American...
  • Amazing photos! Mississippi residents build homemade dams to protect homes

    05/19/2011 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    We've all undertaken home improvements but these residents in flood-stricken Mississippi have had to embark on major construction projects just to protect their houses and livelihoods. These homes in Vicksburg are all situated along the Yazoo River, a tributary of the overflowing Mississippi River, and their owners have surrounded themselves with tons of earth and sand. With questions over whether the main levees that protect the area from floods would hold, these farmers took no chances and have so far saved their homes and crops from destruction.
  • Explosion Footage As US Army Corps Of Engineers Blow First Levee In Birds Point

    05/03/2011 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 2, 2011
    Corps of Engineers officials have just announced that they have blown the first levee in Birds Point Missouri along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Reports are coming in from residents in the area who felt the blast. Let's hope this wasn't a horrible idea.
  • Missouri takes levee battle to U.S. Supreme Court

    05/01/2011 2:38:38 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/01/2011 | Ashley Hayes
    Missouri on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a plan to intentionally breach a levee on the rain-swollen Mississippi River, flooding Missouri farmland in an effort to save an Illinois town. Earlier, Missouri filed a federal suit to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from following through on its plan to breach the Birds Point-New Madrid levee. A federal judge on Friday ruled against Missouri, saying a 1928 law permits the breach of the levee to ease pressure on the river. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed an application for an injunction to the high court on...
  • Barge loaded with explosives was making its way from Memphis, Tenn., to Charleston, Mo

    04/27/2011 10:08:43 AM PDT · by silentknight · 43 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | Southeast Missourian | M.D. Kittle
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 ~ Updated 11:06 AM By M.D. Kittle ~ Southeast Missourian The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this hour is setting up a joint information center in Sikeston, Mo., and has tentatively scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m., according to a corps spokeswoman, although the timing has yet to be confirmed. Officials at the headquarters could not be reached for comment. Meanwhile, a barge loaded with explosives was making its way from Memphis, Tenn., to Charleston, Mo., destined for the Birds Point levee as the ash gray sky prepares to unleash more heavy rains and a...
  • Levee breaks near Winfield

    06/19/2008 8:31:51 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Artorius Castus Blog ^ | 06/19/2008 | ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    WINFIELD, Mo. -- Floodwaters punched a 150-foot hole in a Winfield levee last night, and firefighters spent hours in the dark going door-to-door to warn residents in one subdivision that water was coming faster than expected. Bill Byram, assistant chief and fire marshal of the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District, said the levee just east of Winfield along Pillsbury Road broke about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Water was quickly flowing toward a second levee, and the National Guard was fortifying that with sandbags.
  • Warning! Warning! The Water Is Coming New Orleans !!

    06/16/2008 2:34:33 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 39 replies · 152+ views
    Hey "School-Bus" Nagin, Has anyone told you the water is coming! No, it's not a hurricane. It's weird, all that flood water from your neighbors to the north just happens to run south, right down the middle of your city! You're been warned! ...for what good that will do.
  • Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts

    05/22/2008 10:21:51 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 21 replies · 95+ views
    AP/yahoo ^ | 5/21/2008 | CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS - Despite more than $22 million in repairs, a levee that broke with catastrophic effect during Hurricane Katrina is leaking again because of the mushy ground on which New Orleans was built, raising serious questions about the reliability of the city's flood defenses Outside engineering experts who have studied the project told The Associated Press that the type of seepage spotted at the 17th Street Canal in the Lakeview neighborhood afflicts other New Orleans levees, too, and could cause some of them to collapse during a storm. The Army Corps of Engineers has spent about $4 billion so...
  • Judge: Corps of Engineers can be sued over Katrina flooding

    05/02/2008 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 930+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/2/8 | CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer
    New Orleans (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers can be held liable for flood damage caused by a "hurricane highway," a navigation channel that is believed to have funneled Hurricane Katrina's storm surge into the city, a federal judge ruled Friday. The Corps of Engineers had argued that it was immune from liability because the channel is part of New Orleans' flood control system. The law says the federal government cannot be sued if something goes wrong with a flood control project such as a levee, reservoir or dam. Judge Stanwood Duval dismissed that argument, saying the Mississippi River-Gulf...
  • Katrina Suit Vs. Army Corps Dismissed

    01/30/2008 4:41:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 412+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/30/8 | CAIN BURDEAU and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writers
    New Orleans (AP) -- A federal judge threw out a key class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over flooding from a levee breach after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled that the Corps should be held immune over the failure of a wall on the 17th Street Canal that caused much of the flooding of New Orleans in August 2005. The suit led to 350,000 separate claims by businesses, government entities and residents, totaling billions of dollars in damages against the agency. The fate of many of those claims was pinned to that lawsuit...
  • Easier way for the Big Easy

    09/02/2007 8:50:34 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 23 replies · 740+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | Lawrence Kudlow
    So, President and Mrs. Bush went down to New Orleans to commemorate the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina...Here's a pop quiz: How much money has Uncle Sam spent...since Hurricane Katrina ripped the place apart? The grand total is $127 billion (including tax relief). That's right: a monstrous $127 billion. Of course, not a single media story has highlighted this gargantuan government-spending figure. But that number came straight from the White House... This is an outrage. The entire GDP of the state of Louisiana is only $141 billion, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. So the cash spent there nearly matches...
  • Levee Litigation Group Launches Campaign to Advise Victims of Hurricane Katrina

    08/28/2006 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 341+ views
    webwire.com ^ | 08/28/06 | Levee Litigation Group
    Levee Litigation Group Launches Campaign to Advise Victims of Hurricane Katrina to Protect their Legal Rights to Make Claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Time to File Claims Running Group to Hold Press Conference on the Steps of Federal District Court in New Orleans on Tuesday, August, 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. New Orleans, August 28, 2006 – The Levee Litigation Group (www.leveelaw.com) announces that it has launched a campaign to encourage victims of Hurricane Katrina who lived in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish to protect their legal rights against the U.S....
  • CA: State levee repairs benefit from federal emergency spending plan

    06/15/2006 7:41:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 181+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/15/06 | Erica Werner - ap
    President Bush on Thursday signed a $94.5 billion emergency spending bill to fund hurricane relief and the Iraq war that includes $30.4 million for Sacramento flood protection and levee repairs. The money includes $23.3 million targeted for 29 levee sites that state officials say represent an urgent risk. Last month, the state and federal governments agreed to allow expedited environmental reviews so those projects can be completed by Nov. 1. State officials now estimate the total cost of repairing those levees at less than $150 million. The remaining $7.1 million is for stream repairs in south Sacramento. The total was...
  • Levee progress report: much done, more to do

    05/29/2006 6:59:29 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 30, 2006 edition | Kris Axtman
    New Orleans braces for start of hurricane season, hoping $800 million in repairs will suffice for now. NEW ORLEANS - With meteorologists predicting another severe round of hurricanes this summer, the US Army Corps of Engineers is hastily working to finish repairs to the New Orleans' levee system by June 1 - the official start of hurricane season - calling the end product "stronger and better than before." But independent engineers and scientists say that even with $800 million in repairs and re-inforcements, the levee system is not safe yet, and they caution residents in badly damaged areas against "buying...
  • New Orleans East sinking faster than anywhere else in the state, says geologist

    04/18/2006 12:36:04 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 58 replies · 1,528+ views
    wwltv.com ^ | 04/18/06 | Ben Lemoine
    Sinking land ultimately reduces effectiveness of levee protection: The Army Corps of Engineers discovered a $4 billion surprise by underestimating the cost of repairing the levees because south Louisiana is sinking. One geologist has said the sinking will continue, especially in New Orleans East, because that part of town rests on a fault line. Bad roadways have become a common complaint over the years for some New Orleans residents, but to LSU Geologist Dr. Roy Dokka, they’re scientific evidence which demonstrate that the ultimate problem goes much deeper. Dokka suggests that Louisiana is not only sinking, but was sliding out...
  • California officials warn of flood danger, levee failures (major storm early next week predicted)

    04/07/2006 6:41:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 627+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/7/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    State water officials on Friday warned of the potential for flooding and levee breaks throughout the San Joaquin Valley as California braced for another wave of storms, with a major system predicted to slam the state by early next week. "We are extremely worried there is a potential for levee failure in the San Joaquin system," said Jay Punia, chief of flood operations for the state Department of Water Resources. "We can't tell you where it will happen. If somebody is living behind a levee in the San Joaquin, they should be extremely cautious." The warning comes as California's rivers...
  • Levee Break In Sonoma County (CA)

    03/06/2006 9:10:31 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 21 replies · 846+ views
    (AP) NAPA A series of levee breaks in southern Sonoma County is flooding acres of farmland along the Sonoma Creek. The Nationals Weather service says that a levee gave way on the Schell Creek near Schellville failedcausing minor flash flooding of immediately surrounding areas. According to reports, about 100 acres of farmland are flooded. The are a couple of farm buildings partially underwater, but there do not appear to be any houses or residential buildings affected. However, people near the town of Schellville along Highways 12 and 121 should be alert for rapidly rising waters and follow evacuation orders of...