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May 9th, 2011
11:44 PM ET

Video: Flooding moving toward New Orleans

Editor's note: CNN's Chad Myers explains what is going on with the overflowing banks of the Mississippi River.


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Weather
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  1. Tim Gibson

    I think we need to destroy all the levies and flood our food lands with massive flooding to save only cities that are not worth saving. If the colors were changed as in the issue of Cairo, IL the outcry from the black community would be so loud in screaming racism, but when it is turned on white people then it is fine because we as a race have caused so many of the problems. But not many want to say Obama or our leadership are racist when they destroy the lives of white people to save slums that produce nothing and we loose food supplies through racist actions. Maybe I should now go loot the local walmart.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  2. eugenia

    The main concern with opening the Bonnet Carre' Spillway is the impact of the Mississippi River's fresh water on the salt water ecosystems of Lake Pontchartrain. This is the 10th time since 1937 that the Bonnet Carre' Spillway has been opened. The Army Corps is considering opening the final spillway they have in reserve, the great Morganza Spillway in Louisiana, late this week. The Army Corps has never opened all three Lower Mississippi River spillways at the same time. The Morganza Spillway has been opened only once, back in 1973.

    May 10, 2011 at 1:42 am |