Something had to give. Just 15 short
hours after the storm hit, 3 of the levies buckled under the pressure of billions of gallons of
water. The water from the levies rushed into the city, in a wave more then 15 feet tall, and
estimated to be moving at more then 40mph... Showed first 250 characters
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With in 20 minutes more then 1/4 of the pumping
stations were flooded, and unable to pump water any longer. Another short 90 minuets later, only
3 pumps remained functional. Even though functional, they were merely pumping flood waters
from the city into the levy system, and from the broken levy system the waters flowed directly
back into the city... Showed next 250 characters
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