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Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up


August 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running far higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.

For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city mostly below sea level from being inundated. The Mississippi River has run past New Orleans at more than 11 feet (3.4 meters) above sea level for more than 200 days.

"The big threat is water getting through or underneath," said Nicholas Pinter, an expert on river dynamics and flood risks who's studie...

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