Mississippi floods threaten New Orleans

Guardian: Mississippi floodgate is opened to try and protect New Orleans. Residents in swampy areas of Louisiana's Cajun country are waiting for the rising waters of the Mississippi to engulf their homes, after army engineers opened a key floodgate in an attempt to save New Orleans from the river's worst flooding since 1927. Units of the US Army Corps of Engineers opened up the first gate on a structure known as the Morganza spillway, sending about 10,000 cubic feet of water per second into the Atchafalaya......

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