Water Level Decreases in New Orleans

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17th Street Canal Levee

Sandbags dropped by helicopter fill the 17th Street Canal levee, the one that ended up flooding much of the city's downtown. Reuters hide caption

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Mayor Ray Nagin says 60 percent of New Orleans remains under water, down from 80 percent. However, he cautions that the city remains unsafe, and the toxicity of the floodwaters has caused concern.

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