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Gustav Update

Hopefully good news for New Orleans. From the Times-Pic:

Monday September 01, 2008, 7:44 AM

Army Corps of Engineers chiefs say they anticipate no storm surge flooding due to Hurricane Gustav, which is turning out to be far less than what was previously forecast by the National Weather Service.
But they do anticipate localized flooding due to heavy rainfall. That water will have to be handled by local drainage and pumping systems in each parish, they say.
“The dewatering of the internal city due to rainfall will be up to these non-federal pumping stations,’’ said Brigadier Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, the corps’ chief of engineers.

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