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Claim: Photograph shows a storm surge created by Hurricane Katrina.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Origins: The above-displayed photograph, which documents a
The image is one of a series captured by Don McClosky, manager of Entergy's Michoud power plant in
"There were waves up on top of that, that were probably 15 toA gallery of
In a home video made by a worker at the power plant, you can hear Katrina's winds screaming through the power plant. McClosky and his crew watched as the levee reached the limits of its protection and water began pouring in. Eventually Katrina dumped between five and eight feet of water inside the power plant.
On the tape you can hear McClosky talk to his employees about moving higher as the water rose about a foot every ten minutes.
"There were waves up on top of that, that were probably 15 to
Last updated: 11 January 2006
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