By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News
TETERBORO, N.J. — Residents of four northern New Jersey towns inundated overnight when a levee failed to hold back Sandy’s storm surge said Tuesday that they were terrified to see a torrent of water racing through their streets.
“Around 10 p.m. (Monday) water just started rushing down the street … there was no stopping it,” said Stefania Davi, 34, of Little Ferry, one of the four Bergen [...]
BREAKING – just came in National Weather Service NOLA
A back levee in Plaquemines is being overtopped from the St. Bernard line all the way to White Ditch, some 18 miles.
We have gotten a report relayed to us via HAM Radio that the Belle Chasse Ferry Landing had a wind gust of 113 mph at around 1:40AM CDT.
Canal St is a giant wind tunnel right now. New Orleans just [...]
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Ever since 2008, this blog has been warning about economic devastation heading our way. You see it everywhere you look today, if you bother to look that is… Gas prices are at close to an average of $4 a gallon and in parts of California, it is now hitting $7, with no end in sight.Food inflation that is rising so precipitously, it takes your breath away – but the government [...]
“Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened.” - Ron Paul
As usual the MSM did its usual superficial dog and pony show for the American public on Saturday and Sunday. The overall tone on every show [...]
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The mayor of a small southern Illinois city threatened by two swollen rivers has ordered all residents to leave by midnight because a lot of river water is bubbling up from the ground at a spot behind a levee. – Source
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put off making a final decision on a controversial plan to intentionally breach a levee protecting valuable farmland from the rising Mississippi River.
The agency made the announcement Tuesday in Memphis following a teleconference and decided to put off a formal decision on the plan until at least Wednesday, when [...]
Police in Poplar Bluff, Mo., ordered the evacuation of some 1,000 residents amid concerns the town levee could breach at any time.
On Monday, water from the rain-swollen Black River was already pouring over the top of the levee, threatening about 500 homes in the town of 17,000 people about 150 miles southwest of St. Louis.
“Once it tops it and flows over it, all indications are that it could breach [...]
By: AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Tyler Bissmeyer
A man observes flooding on Frankfort Avenue near River Rd. in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, April 25, 2011.
Some Kentucky residents are heading for higher ground as the Ohio River rises and hundreds of people in southeast Missouri are being told to leave their homes along the Black River because a levee is in danger of breaking.
With more heavy rain forecast through [...]