Katrina Update: From New Orleans to the Mississippi coast
class=img_thumbleft>Hurricane Katrina, now a Category 2 storm, has movedpast New Orleans
and is heading toward the Mississippi coast. Early reports from New Orleans include the previously mentioned pump failure, leading to water six feet deep on the east side of the city. In theFrench Quarter
, water is pooling in the streets, but it appears to have escaped the catastrophic flooding that was predicted last night.Breitbart.com
reports: "OnJackson Square
, two massive oak trees outside the 278-year-oldSt. Louis Cathedral
came out by the roots, ripping out a 30-foot section of ornamental iron fence and straddling a marble statue of Jesus Christ, snapping off only the thumb and forefinger of his outstretched hand."
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