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

September 2, 2005

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.




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