Sunday Edition: Levee Protection

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by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News

wwltv.com

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Updated Sunday, May 22 at 2:26 PM

The swollen Mississippi River has forced the need for higher alert along the river levees.  Signs of seepage are causing concern for some, and authorities have taken steps to keep ships and barges a safe distance away from our flood protection system.

The President of The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority on the Westbank, Susan Maclay and the President of The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority on the East Bank, Tim Doody brief Dennis on how well safeguards for the levees have worked so far, and what to expect in the coming days.
 

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