Gustav batters US Gulf coast
Levees along New Orleans' Industrial Canal are currently being splashed over and in some areas water is flowing over the concrete barriers. The canal is expected to crest in the next few hours. This was the same waterway that was breeched during Hurricane Katrina.
Experts are worried that levees on the city's west bank, which escaped major damage from Katrina are vulnerable as they did not undergo strengthening like the Industrial Canal levees.
The hardest-hit areas contain some of America's most important oil and gas infrastructure and reports of damage may not come in fully for a day or two.
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