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August 31, 2005

Looting out of control, third levee breached

The mayor of New Orleans today ordered 1500 police officers to give up rescue operations in order to control rioting. This comes as a third levee has breached and 90% of Gulf of Mexico oil production has stopped. At this hour the Army Corps of Engineers is attempting to seal off the canal in order to repair the breach. This was not done earlier as engineers has hoped the use the canal to drain the city.

There is a good link to New Orleans satellite imagery that the Drudge Report is linking.

Beyond this, I am at a loss for words to describe the situation at hand. I fear we may see many more deaths from disease in the coming days.
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