All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mississippi floods’

New Orleans Levees Hold Fast Against Hurricane Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac was upgraded to Hurricane Isaac just in time to hit the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that although water rose over a rural levee and flooded some homes, the levees themselves are holding. This is in contrast, of course, to 2005, when Hurricane Katrina broke New Orleans levees and led to …

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Mississippi Flood Photos from Google Maps Satellite Imagery

Google has put together a whole bunch of data and imagery from the Mississippi floods on Google Maps. On Google’s Lat Long Blog, Pete Giencke of the Google Crisis Response Team writes: Emerging as one of the worst flooding events along the U.S. waterway in the past century, the Mississippi River floods of April and May 2011 have caused widespread destruction …

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