The flooding has been building for days because of heavy rainfall upstream. In
"These levees were not built to sustain this high a flow for this long, and we are seeing problems and there more than likely will be more," said
"There was nothing we could do to stop it," Gilkey said.
"Water is going to do what it wants to do,"
The levee breached because of ongoing flooding along the
Hutchinson said emergency officials were working on getting ahead of the flooding as it continues southeast, trying to identify and strengthen any other pressure points or weak spots in the levee system.
"Obviously the breach in
Earlier this year, about two dozen levee systems were breached or overtopped during
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