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CNN just posted a breaking new headline: "Report: Roof of Superdome in New Orleans, where thousands evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina, is leaking rain. Details soon."
 

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:eek: I just read they thought it was a leak, but in fact, a piece of the roof was torn off.
 

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If anyone is at home and watching TV please post any updates as they come in. I'm at work so all I have is the internet news websites. Not the same as getting up to date info from the TV.
 

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I am getting ready to leave for work but there are now two holes in the roof. They say the roof can handle 200mph winds but they are more concerned about the RAIN coming.
 

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Here is the story on it from Yahoo News
NEW ORLEANS - Howling wind from Hurricane Katrina peeled holes in the roof of the Superdome on Monday morning as thousands of people huddled inside seeking shelter.

Pieces of metal sheared off, leaving two holes that were visible from the floor. Water dripped in and people were moved away from about five sections of those seats.

The development, around 8 a.m. as the storm neared its peak outside, did not create any visible fear among the estimated 8,000 to 9,000 people who spent the night in the huge arena. Some watched as sheets of metal, flapping visibly, rumbled loudly. From the floor, looking up more than 19 stories, it appeared to be openings of about 6 feet long.

General Manager Glenn Menard said he did not know how serious the problem was. "We have no way of getting anyone up there to look," he said.[/B]
 

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we have cnbc on all the time since we're on the trading floor.
They just said that there are two 7x7 holes in the roof, and there are approx. 30,000 people who are in the stadium, most of who have had to move to the concessions area since you can't walk on the field without getting wet.
 

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Originally posted by dooly@Aug 29 2005, 10:05 AM
we have cnbc on all the time since we're on the trading floor.
They just said that there are two 7x7 holes in the roof, and there are approx. 30,000 people who are in the stadium, most of who have had to move to the concessions area since you can't walk on the field without getting wet.
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I thought there were less than 10,000 people in there? Hmm...Confused
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Aug 29 2005, 10:10 AM-->
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@Aug 29 2005, 10:05 AM
we have cnbc on all the time since we're on the trading floor.
They just said that there are two 7x7 holes in the roof, and there are approx. 30,000 people who are in the stadium, most of who have had to move to the concessions area since you can't walk on the field without getting wet.
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I thought there were less than 10,000 people in there? Hmm...Confused

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Yea as of curfew when they shut the doors last night it was supposedly approx 9000 ppl in there. Perhaps the newscaster mis-spoke?
 

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THis is from an article on Yahoo News:
At New Orleans' Superdome, home to 9,000 storm refugees, wind peeled pieces of metal from the roof, leaving two holes that let water drip in. People inside were moved out of the way. Others stayed and watched as sheets of metal flapped and rumbled loudly 19 stories above the floor.

Building manager Doug Thornton said the larger hole was 15 to 20 feet long and four to five feet wide. Outside, one of the 10-foot, concrete clock pylons set up around the Superdome blew over.[/B]
 
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