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NOLA Hospital suddenly flooding

CNN is talking to the hospital in NOLA. It's been dry there, but in the last hour floodwaters suddenly showed up and surrounded the hospital and is rising at the rate of one inch per five minutes and is accellerating. They're calling FEMA for an immediate air evac; the water is already too deep for vehicles to get in or out. They have 1000 patients, nearly all critical or on ventilators.

It would appear the entire city is filling up like a bowl.

*edit* The name of the hospital is "Tulane medical". Their generators are on the second floor. When they go, the power to the life support systems for the critical patients will go.
 
Tulane and Charity hospitals were the ones that were mentioned specifically. The info came from a VP of the Tulane Medical Center, who said she recieved the information on the levee breach from the state police. They're evacuating because the water is rising rapidly, and will soon reach the second floor where all the backup generators for the hospital are located.
 
She mentioned the flood water was rising at a rate of 1" every 5 minutes.
There isn't much they can do about the levee break at this point so it doesn't look good for the whole area.
 
So, does this mean that New Orleans now fills like a bowl until the water level is the same as the lake? How can you possibly plug up a 200 meter breach when there is billions of gallons of water pouring through it?
 
So, does this mean that New Orleans now fills like a bowl until the water level is the same as the lake? How can you possibly plug up a 200 meter breach when there is billions of gallons of water pouring through it?

The bad news is that all the rain runoff is headed for the lake and the lake is just pouring into the city. They need to really worry about the break.
 
unfortunatly that is correct, the lake will naturally poor into the city until the city water level is the same height.

Hopefully the surge waters in the lake will drain back into the atlantic before flooding too much more.

That could take a while however.
 

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