Friday, September 23, 2005


East Jefferson Levees holding up

Even as Hurricane Rita pushed water over the Industrial Canal levee into New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward today, East Jefferson Levee District President Patrick Bossetta said the Lake Pontchartrain levee in Metairie and Kenner was holding fast, just as it did during Hurricane Katrina.“East Jefferson is in great shape, although we do have some erosion on the new levee reach that’s just been built because it’s all mud. There’s no grass yet,” he said.

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