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New information on the damage from what is now tropical depression Isaac.
Life started returning to normal in New Orleans which avoided a direct hit from the storm but areas near the Big Easy and across the Mississippi border.
Are battling major flooding and widespread power outages still.
Steve Harrigan is live on the ground in McComb Mississippi -- Steve.
-- some frantic efforts underway in this state park where you have.
Emergency management workers as wells the army corps of engineer what they're trying to do you really is stopped this -- from bursting its holding back the 700 acre lake.
As you can see there you have three large tractors pumping out water as fast as possible -- Chris parties can pan over here to the other side.
You can see the opposite work inaction over there those are some back -- digging slits in the top of this Levy they're trying to reduce the pressure.
On this Levy from the -- -- it's been built up with hurricane Isaac over the past several days.
If this -- were to collapse it could release a flood of water as much as seventeen feet of water.
But down the -- -- the whole river in Louisiana as a precautionary measure governor Jindal has ordered the evacuation.
Of all residents in Louisiana for one mile around that river as many as 60000 people on the move to trying to out of the way.
If this Levy does -- for right now.
Army Corps of Engineers and emergency workers they'll be here around the clock the next several days.
To try to prevent that from happening John why do they think it was going to -- Steve I mean where there's some cracks some indications you know.
John when officials inspected this damn after some days of heavy rain and rising water they did those two bulges in the -- One official even going so far to say it's a 50% chance it could rupture.
That really set off the alarm bells more so in Louisiana.
Then in Mississippi -- some real concerns here and a real frenetic effort to try and make sure that does not happen now let's hope it doesn't Steve -- there and McComb Mississippi thank you.
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