September 2, 2005

Draining New Orleans will take up to 80 days, Army says

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers expects to take up to 80 days to remove Hurricane
Katrina's flood waters from New Orleans, a senior official said
on Friday.

"We're looking at anywhere from 36 to 80 days to being
done," Brig. Gen. Robert Crear told reporters at a briefing in
Baton Rouge.