Breached Levees Continue to Flood New Orleans, Conditions Deteriorating

August 30, 2005

Reports out of New Orleans indicate that water levels have been rising throughout the day and continue to do so. Two breaches in the massive levee that protects the city -- which is largely below sea level -- from Lake Pontchartain are allowing water to pour in.
More information can be found in this thorough Washington Post article and at this Katrina update blog run by a local New Orleans news channel.
To contribute to the relief effort:
American Red Cross - 1-800-HELP-NOW.
UPDATE - this DailyKos diary has a complete rundown of aid organizations positioned to provide help on the Gulf Coast.