Source Pravda.Ru

New Orleans’ Ninth Ward survives new flooding

The Lower Ninth Ward saw renewed flooding Monday when a high tide pushed water up through drainage systems.

According to an Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson two additional pumps were turned on to remove the two feet of water.

WDSU-TV, an NBC affiliate, reported that strong north winds were helping to push the water into these areas but that it was not expected to get worse.

The Ninth Ward, a low-income part of the city, lies about five feet below sea level and saw extensive flooding during Hurricane Katrina, NBC reports.

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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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