Pushed by high winds, waters are slamming the east side of the
floodwall in the Industrial Canal, with water lapping over. The east
side of the floodwall faces into the Ninth Ward.
Standing atop the Claiborne Bridge, white caps raged in the canal and tested the strength of the floodwall.
The water in the canal is high due to storm surge pushing water into
the Industrial Canal. Posing additional problems, unlike the London
Avenue, the 17th Street and the Orleans Avenue Canal, there is no gate
that the Army Corps of Engineers can close to stop additional water
from being pushed inside.
When the winds shift later, the waters will test the west side of the
canal, where the walls ruptured during Hurricane Katrina flooding the
Lower Ninth Ward.
East and west gets confusing in NOLA. But the topping is not into lower 9th.
UPDATE: Right now this is some overtopping and no breaches so I don’t think this should be overhyped.
UPDATE: Just now CNN reporting they were in the Lower 9th Ward and saw overtopping on that side and observed leaking at a portion of levee wall…bottom of wall. They said this was at a different part of levee wall than what breached during Katrina.
UPDATE:Here is good linkshowing video of the local NOLA stations which I think will be most reliable
UPDATE: I haven’t heard anything to confirm what CNN reported about a leak
UPDATE: I have to leave for rest of the day so no more updates. To follow what is happening I recommend above link for NOLA stations.