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updated 10/24/2005 10:43:10 AM ET 2005-10-24T14:43:10

The Lower Ninth Ward saw renewed flooding Monday when a high tide pushed water up through drainage systems.

An Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson said two additional pumps were turned on to remove the two feet of water and expected the work to be completed shortly.

WDSU-TV, an NBC affiliate, reported that strong north winds were helping to push the water into these areas but that it was not expected to get worse.

The Ninth Ward, a low-income part of the city, lies about five feet below sea level and saw extensive flooding during Hurricane Katrina.

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