New Orleans People, Pets Flee Flood

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Water flows over a levee on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 30.

City officials at first thought New Orleans had managed to escape this fate when Hurricane Katrina did not make landfall directly over the city. It became apparent only later that the city's levees failed in a number of places, including one hole reported to be 300 feet (about 100 meters) wide.

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