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New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

Seattle Times Friday, 12 July 2019 ()
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city’s flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city’s river levees was the U.S. Army Corps […]
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