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The Pontchartrain Levee District has contracted with Sentinel Barriers of Fort Myers, Fla., and AmeriGlobe of Lafayette in a joint venture to provide materials for temporary levees as the Mississippi River is expected to crest in the coming days.
By Adam Nossiter, Damien Cave, Kareem Fahim and James Barron Shaila Dewan contributed reporting from New Orleans; Eric Lipton and Steven Lee Myers from Washington; Thayer Evans from Lafayette, Louisiana; Staci Semrad from San Antonio, Texas; James C. McKinley Jr.
By Stacey Plaisance and Becky Bohrer Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night -- and even presidential politics took a back seat as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina.
By Peter Henderson and Matt Daily NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans residents marched through their battered city on Tuesday, marking the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with tributes to rescue workers and the dead and calls to bring home those still dispersed by the storm.
By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana's governor on Saturday said the state could not rest easy as Tropical Storm Ernesto churned through the Caribbean with the potential to strengthen and land in New Orleans around the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pledged on Thursday to seek more outside review of its work and to better explain the risks and benefits of projects aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans cast a wary eye toward tropical storm Chris on Wednesday and put the final touches on a reaction plan that could empty the city which last evacuated after Hurricane Katrina.
By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Flood defenses meant to protect New Orleans from hurricanes could lock rain in the city and put some areas 5 feet under water during a tropical storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Residents of flooded homes and trailer parks near the central California town of Merced were allowed home on Wednesday after they were evacuated when two levee walls were breached and a creek overflowed amid heavy rain.
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