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June 19th, 2008
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/19/08

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  1. Hannah Storm

    Hi Randi....thanks for joining in on the live blog 🙂

    June 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  2. Jimbo - San Diego

    what was she thinking?
    girlfriend will lead cops to this rip off. can't make this stuff up.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  3. Gaby

    these floods are insane ... we really need to get working on a new stronger better type of levee ... i hope my generation can help generate something of the sort.
    am i the youngest blogger on this... 15?

    ac is definitely the best way to wrap up the day i agree

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Susan - North Haven, CT

    I still can't believe the authorities trusted Israel to drive himself to jail. Who's brilliant idea was THAT!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  5. Julliet

    Oh hi Randi, always good to see you on AC 360, good job on the view story yesterday.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar

    Hi Randi Kaye,
    Nice see you tonight!!!!!!! I never seen you long time join blog tonight! 🙂

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  7. Denzel

    Hey randi welcome in tonight.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  8. Bianca, New York

    Gen AC, very catchy!

    I'm supposed to fly out to St. Louis in a week to spend some time with my aunt. It seems as if I will be helping her pick up the pieces of her home.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  9. Tracey - Boston

    Hey Randi

    any incriminating evidence on Erica's computer regarding Anderson missing picture??

    June 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  10. Janna

    Welcome to the live blog Randi! ...so do you have some info about ocean currents for us? How close or far could these feet have come?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  11. Gary

    Obama initially agreed and was supportive of federal funding.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  12. Cindy

    Hey Randi...glad to have you with us!!

    Cindy..Ga.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  13. MaryBeth

    Nettie: I'm sure ppl will start supply drives and those supplies will get there before anything from FEMA does. Surprised I haven't heard anything yet, but I think ppl are in a protection mode right now, not a recovery mode.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  14. Lou

    Hi Randi

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  15. Cynthia

    Hi Randi.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  16. Mechelle-- Oklahoma

    Jack that would take some thinking ahead on their part and as history has shown, they aren't very good at thinking ahead.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  17. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    Ok, this feet thing is freaky.... I may have to switch the channel for a bit. That is enought to give you nightmares...

    June 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Julliet

    Human feets washing up on a beach? horrible and incredible Where did this happen, Anderson?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  19. Lou

    They had thought that those feet came from a plane crash in 2005 but they have ruled that out now. so who knows. there is a lot of gang violence in BC

    June 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  20. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    I think the point made earlier is pertinent. These towns were built on a flood plain, and a flood plain is meant to flood. Some towns moved to higher ground when they rebuilt in '93.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  21. Jolene

    No way, the 6th. foot was a hoax? Unbelievable.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Bill Crews

    Anderson –
    What is the age of most of the breached levees? I know in MS they were building them in the 1930's (I was born in 1933 and worked with people whose parents worked on the levees).

    June 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  23. randi kaye

    hi everybody. Randi Kaye here. Erica has a few days off so i'm here with AC in studio. just saying 'hi'....

    June 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  24. Jack, Long Island, NY

    Why don't they (the Army Corps) "breach" the levees themselves in places upstream where less damage is done to people and their homes?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  25. Tracey - Boston

    Gen AC - like that!!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  26. Dave Parker

    Obama has made the right decision to opt out of federal funding, which is what the american people want

    June 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  27. Nettie

    Hi to all bloggers... .my home town is Cedar Rapids, IA . I have lived in Colorado the last year or so. It is heartbreaking to see the losses that the town and people are enduring. Even harder for a former local now wathing from afar. I just talked to one of my brothers who is involved in volunteering in the clean up effort. He said they need lots of rubber cleaning gloves, cleaning supplies, fans, heavy duty garbage bags, dehumidifiers.....please we need to help these people in any small way possible....

    June 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  28. MaryBeth

    Water is one of the most powerful natural elements. It takes the path of least resistance and if it can't, wears down the environment until it can go where it wants.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  29. Matt

    Anderson your show is the only way to wrap up the day! I not Gen y, Gen x, I am Gen "AC". This is the news show the next generation deserves. Keep up the great work

    June 19, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  30. Julliet

    I fear for the people living in the path of the river. We just don't can't trust our gov't to take care of us, levees, roads, bridges etc.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  31. Hannah Storm

    I appreciate the slide show about the levees but honestly it is all so greek to me as the saying goes

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  32. Jolene

    Of course, seeing those pigs breaks my heart, I heard some had to be killed....so sad.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  33. Susan - North Haven, CT

    My sister-in-law (in Indiana) was recently telling me that she had a teacher in high school back in the 70s who said that one day, Indiana would be a coastal state.......

    It's frightening – what's going on.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  34. Karen--Leesburg, VA

    Great explaination of the effects of the Levee breaks on towns and farmland. What we tend to forget is what my Geology Prof once said is the #1 rule about life along a river, if water has been somewhere before, water can and will go there again.

    Translation: What the Army Corp of Engineer's says or builds is irrelevant.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  35. EJ (USA)

    Did Anderson just say that we can join in the search to catch that fugitive? Is this fugitive guy dangerous? How do you know he's not homicidal or suicidal?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  36. Stacy

    MaryBeth, I don't think the Arch is in danger this time, but in 1993 the water started going up the Arch steps.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  37. Mary H. St. Louis, MO

    It will be interesting to see what the weekend brings. I think the crest in St. Louis is for Monday and is suppossed to rain on Sunday too. Even a drainage ditch, the River Des Peres, which is normally BONE DRY is about maybe 5 feet from the top. Every night on my way home I keep looking to see how much higher it is getting.. It flooded in 93 and shut down several St. Louis City streets.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar

    Anderson,
    I agree with Mike in NY,
    I wonder if they supposed to check leeves caused fail like broken something....

    June 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  39. Tracey - Boston

    Jo Ann ohio - good question!!

    June 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  40. Judy Kuykendall

    Explain fully why there are levees instead of dams. This is not the first flood on the rivers.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  41. Julliet

    Why are levees always breaking? Did we not learn anything from Kartina's mishaps? Who is responsible for maintaining the levees?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  42. Cynthia

    You would think that there was some kind of regulatory board – where they would go out and be inspected every so often. Maybe there is

    June 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  43. LaTasha, Katy, Texas

    Can u imagine? Snakes and other reptiles must be everywhere! No where 2 live anymore. God help them.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  44. Jolene

    Good way to show the total impact of the flooding in the Midwest. Thanks Anderson, good report.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  45. Jo Ann, Ohio

    When were these levees last inspected?

    June 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  46. Denzel

    The people in calif. could use that rain.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  47. Renee

    I hope the Arch is okay.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  48. MaryBeth

    Is the St. Louis Arch in danger? It looks pretty close to the river.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  49. Shannon

    It makes me sad that we are spending 12 billion a month to rebuild Iraq and our country is falling apart at the seams, the levees, bridges, roads.

    June 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  50. Hannah Storm

    thanks for the timeline on this story Anderson

    June 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
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