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Hurricane Katrina-Superdome

By: AP
By: AP

The thousands of people who took shelter in the New Orleans Superdome couldn't completely escape the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm has now torn two holes in the roof of the huge arena. People inside can hear the rumbling of the winds ripping at the metal on the roof. They can see the metal flapping, and can even see the sky through the holes.

Water is dripping in and people are being moved away from about five sections of seats.

General Manager Glenn Menard says he does not know how serious the problem is. He says there's no way of getting anyone up there to look at it.

Earlier this morning, power failed at the Superdome, causing the crowd to groan. Backup generators kicked in, but they can't run the air-conditioning.


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