Structural failures

Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Mandeville, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 13, 2019 - 10:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Still, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday night urged residents across south Louisiana to stay "vigilant," warning that Barry could still cause...
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The Mississippi River is at 16 feet, which is just below flood stage, 17 feet, in New Orleans, Thursday, July 11, 2019 ahead of Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico. The river levees protect to about 20 feet, which the river may reach if predicted storm surge prevents the river from flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 13, 2019 - 4:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river. Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the city's outer defenses. That's what happened in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina's surge caused widespread levee failures and...
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People walk past Brennan's restaurant in the French Quarter with sandbags on the front door as bands of rain from Tropical Storm Barry from the Gulf of Mexico move into New Orleans, La., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Go or stay? It is a question people in and around New Orleans ask themselves every time a threatening storm lurks in the Gulf of Mexico. They asked it before Katrina, a major 2005 hurricane that devastated the area when levees failed. And they're asking it again with Tropical...
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The Mississippi River approaches a levee at left in New Orleans, La., Thursday, July 11, 2019, ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. Never in the modern history of New Orleans has water from the Mississippi River overtopped the city’s levees. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
July 11, 2019 - 10:19 pm
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city's flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city's river...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — State media says a tornado in northeast China has killed six people and injured another 190. State broadcaster CCTV says the tornado hit Kaiyuan, a county-level city in Liaoning province Wednesday afternoon. Television footage showed a stretch of collapsed low-rise buildings where...
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Rescuers and onlookers stand at the spot of a wall collapse in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Nearly a dozen people are feared killed. Building collapses are common in India during the June-September monsoon season, when heavy rains weaken the foundations of structures that are poorly constructed. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
July 01, 2019 - 9:59 pm
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy rainfall in the western India city of Mumbai caused a wall to collapse onto shanties, killing at least 15 people and injuring 66, police said Tuesday, as forecasters warned of more rains. Multiple rescue teams with sniffer dogs were searching the area after the wall...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 2:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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In this photo provided by Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday continued to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing over two dozen workers and injuring 24 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 9:01 pm
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia has charged four Chinese people with crimes over a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing. The Preah Sihanouk provincial court said Tuesday the building...
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Rescuers try to remove the rubble at the site of a collapsed building in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Rescue workers were using saws to cut steel beams and excavators to move piles of rubble of the collapsed seven-story building. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
June 23, 2019 - 1:37 am
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project. Construction workers said the...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:57 pm
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A seven-story building under construction collapsed in Cambodia's coastal city of Sihanoukville on Saturday, killing three workers and according to police leaving some 30 others trapped in the rubble. The city police chief, Thul Phorsda, said 10 workers were rescued...
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