by Kevin Allman
WWL-AM reporting that a private levee has been overtopped in Plaquemines Parish and that anyone left in the Braithwaite and Scarsdale communities needs to evacuate immediately. Water is rising rapidly.
Edit: Seems to be the Caernarvon Diversion Levee. Info hard to get. Folks at WWL-AM getting punch on the air but are trying to gather information about this and about Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. TV cutting away from Louisiana coverage to show Laura Bush speech at the RNC. Finally CNN back on the story with parish president Billy Nungesser....
AND BLITZER IS CUTTING HIM OFF TO SHOW CINDY McCAIN'S ARRIVAL ON STAGE...
Second edit: Louis Maistros at Humid City saw the same thing and has words for Blitzer that we can't print here. Apparently Wolf put Nungesser ON HOLD. Says Louis:
Someone tell me I am imagining this sh*t.
No, you're not -- they've been diddling about the Gulf Coast all day, trying to create news where there hasn't been much (fortunately), and now that there is news, CNN CAN'T BE BOTHERED WITH IT.