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A new report shows a lot of levees across the nation are in danger and in need of repair quickly.
FOX News Radio’s Dave Anthony reports:
Hurricane Katrina was devastating when it toppled levees.
(Archive Sound) “We now have breaches. We now have water moving into New Orleans and you know what, it’s going to be a long time to get that water back out of New Orleans.”
But could other cities also be at risk?
In the more than seven years since, the Army Corps of Engineers has inspected levees nationwide and the AP reports 326 of them are in urgent need of repair. From Washington D.C. to Brookfield, Illinois to Sacramento, California, and that’s just in the 60% of the country surveyed so far.
The problems include trees weakening earthen walls or houses built too close. Though some local officials claim the Corps is exaggerating the danger.
Dave Anthony, FOX News Radio.