50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate , Percy Quinn Dam expected to break

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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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News just breaking.

The dam is expected to break due to rainfall from Issac.

www.nbc33tv.com...


Due to the imminent failure of the Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Percy Quinn State Park in Mississippi, near the town of McComb, up to 60,000 people downstream in Louisiana need to immediately evacuate, Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess told local television station WWLTV.

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THe news is flagging that a failure is imminent. Just found this stroy which seems to suggest it has already failed.

A potential dam break occurred at Percy Quinn Park on the Tangipahoa River, south of McComb, Miss.
www.accuweather.com...




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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Issac just got real, This is scary scary stuff. I hope they are able to get everyone out in time. My thoughts go out to the people of LA.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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[Updated 12:10 p.m. ET] Pike County Civil Defense's latest Facebook update says: "Flood warning for the Tangipahoa River at Osyka. The dam at Lake Tangipahoa, better known as Percy Quin State Park, has been damaged by the torrential rains from Hurricane Isaac, but is intact, and is not leaking. We are monitoring it. All residents below the dam that live along the Tangipahoa River are being notified of the damage."

[Updated 12:07 p.m. ET] As of about 20 minutes ago, a National Guard helicopter was maintaining position over the dam to monitor its integrity, The Times-Picayune reports. As of 11:45 p.m., it was still holding, the New Orleans paper reported.


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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Hey McComb is several miles UPSTREAM!!!! as in NORTH. Magnolia is south and near the creek that the dam will take out



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Wheres Obama and FEMA?

Glad they have a Governor to take swift action and get those people out of there. Don’t want to interrupt Obamas campaign stops.

This ticks me off to no end. Its reported all over the news that its a CAT1 storm. It may have low winds but its a super slow moving storm. Dumping TONS of water in an area that is under a severe drought. Severe drought plus lots of water equel flash floods.
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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where is the news conference?

nvm, video is up now
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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This is mostly a earth dam, once there is one breach the rest is sure to follow.

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Lake Tangipahoa Dam Percy Dam is on the Tangipahoa River in Pike County, Mississippi and is used for recreation purposes. It was built in 1940. It has a normal surface area of 554 acres.

Lake Tangipahoa Dam Percy is of earthen construction. Its height is 34 feet with a length of 2300 feet. Maximum discharge is 1331 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 8112 acre feet. Normal storage is 4841 acre feet. It drains an area of 56.8 square miles.
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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^ Exactly...

Also, there are no houses in site if it does break....






posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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You are completely wrong. Here are all of the things FEMA already has in place. Including plans.

Sorry, not gonna pull a George W. this time around.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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live video

the Dam has not failed, it's only damaged.
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

Sorry, not gonna pull a George W. this time around.


If you read his Memoirs, which I have, you'll know exactly why he didn't land.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Link says it drains into 56 square miles!!!! That's a lot of land to cover and I'm sure there is a town or two in that 56 miles. Not a major city or population area but still very very scary and dangerous!!



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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I think any political allegory attempted here would be in bad taste. but...


Percy Edwards Quin (October 30, 1872 – February 4, 1932) was an American politician from Mississippi. He served as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives from 1913 to 1932.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by GuidedKill
This is mostly a earth dam, once there is one breach the rest is sure to follow.

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Lake Tangipahoa Dam Percy Dam is on the Tangipahoa River in Pike County, Mississippi and is used for recreation purposes. It was built in 1940. It has a normal surface area of 554 acres.

Lake Tangipahoa Dam Percy is of earthen construction. Its height is 34 feet with a length of 2300 feet. Maximum discharge is 1331 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 8112 acre feet. Normal storage is 4841 acre feet. It drains an area of 56.8 square miles.
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The earthen dam, at the time I believe the largest earthen dam in the world at Oroville CA, was cracked during an earthquake but it did hold and was repaired. It was they said cracked all the way through near the bottom.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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satelittle image of the dam and the water it is holding back



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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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THe news is flagging that a failure is imminent. Just found this stroy which seems to suggest it has already failed.


CNN reports same. Fifty to sixty thousand being evacuated.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:41 AM
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Interesting. I hope it's more MSM created "panic and doom" and not a real threat. Would suck to have a 6 foot wall of water tearing at you!



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Interesting. I hope it's more MSM created "panic and doom" and not a real threat. Would suck to have a 6 foot wall of water tearing at you!


You can be swept away with as little as 1 foot of water at 15 MPH. Now imagine you get swept away at 15 mph and hit a tree head on…. Your dead. It is dangerous
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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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Active for next 2 hours, 6 minutesLocation: Tangipahoa



Due to the dam failure, water levels on the Tangipahoa River near Kentwood are expected to rise to 17 feet quickly. This is a very similar level to what was experienced in 1990 and 1983. If you were impacted by the floods of 1990 or 1983, leave the area immediately for higher ground.


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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Weather channel now reporting that there is a 100 foot breach in the dam. Flood stage for the river below the dam is 15 foot. The current river level is 17.5 foot to 21 feet in some areas.. River levels are expected to rise to over 21 feet and maybe even 28-30 feet if the dam breaks.

At least that's what the weather channel lady just said.
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