Friday, September 23, 2005
I go downtown for the morning, and all hell breaks loose
Hurricane Rita's steady rains sent water pouring through breaches in a patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city's lowest-lying neighborhoods in a devastating repeat of New Orleans' flooding nightmare.
"Our worst fears came true," said Maj. Barry Guidry of the Georgia National Guard.
"We have three significant breeches in the levee and the water is rising rapidly," he said. "At daybreak I found substantial breaks and they've grown larger."
- The Causeway is closed southbound to all except emergency vehicles, but you can go northbound to get the heck out of dodge.
- A bus exploded in Dallas with people trying to evacuate from Houston. Warning, it's not very pretty. Pictures and full story.
- Tennessee had threatened to forefeit its game against LSU if it wasn't moved, now they will play on Monday Night. Full story here
- Crude oil is down??? Full story here