The Times-Picayune bloggers are packing up and leaving. The tuesday edition of the paper is available as a PDF here. This is in the wake of overnight news of a breach in the 17th Street Canal levee, which may be allowing Lake Ponchartrain into the streets. Blogger Brendan Loy, with help, has been blogging the hell out of national and local coverage and is likely to be my main resource for a while; he had a bandwidth-exceeded outage yesterday and notes that he has a backup site here.

The New York Times has a map that includes levee locations but possibly insufficient detail for us furriners to really work out what’s happening; the map was prepared late yesterday before this breach was reported.

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