“Everybody anticipated the breach of the levee, Mr. President,”
“I heard from a reliable source who saw a 25-foot-deep crater under the levee breach. It may have been blown up to destroy the black part of town and keep the white part dry.”
“We're doing repairs on the breaches, but there are many, many, many miles of levee that we don't have any idea of.”
Ivor van Heerden
“This is not a new levee breach up there. It's just that the old one hasn't been repaired.”
“Chances are, we're going to break a levee before we reach those flows. We haven't seen levels like this since 1997, and these are significant levels on the lower San Joaquin River.”
“Even though it was affected by the hurricane, it wasn't in the area where the levee broke.”
“The levee systems are very wet, they're somewhat weakened, and any type of storm surge would cause flooding both in our parish and in other parishes. So we're not taking any chances,”
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