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Of the flood defences, he added: "They have been upgraded recently but because of the severe and unusual nature of the rainfall, even though they have been improved, unfortunately the level of the water in the river means that they have been overtopped.
The river has now overtopped the flood defences in the north end of the city.
The tank soon overtopped, spilling oil into a lined containment area.
An Environment Agency Wales spokesperson said last night: "The combination of high tides and strong winds meant waves overtopped some defences and caused some isolated flooding.
According to Scarpati, the first pyroclastic currents arrived from the north and overtopped the rear part of the house.
The water then overtopped the bridge and ran down the street into the village.
As wind-driven water overtopped the 13-foot flood walls of the Industrial Canal - which failed during Katrina and obliterated the Ninth Ward - nail-biting anxiety gave way to relief when the walls held back the surge and water quickly subsided.
Meanwhile, Widin said insurers "will be trying very hard to show" the levees breached because flood waters overtopped them--a natural flood excluded by the policy language Duval did not find ambiguous.
In a pinnately veined leaf, for example, the overtopping mesomes formed the midvein, and the overtopped mesomes constituted the lateral veins.
According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the broken levees that flooded the city of New Orleans failed when the storm surge overtopped the floodwalls and, spilling to their foundations, undermined their structural integrity.
Trees growing alone don't need to direct their growth to win the "race to the sun"; they have no fear of being overtopped and crowded out.
have determined the depth of water that different widths of hedges can retain before being bent over and overtopped.