Deficiencies found in levees protecting millions across America
AP: Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.
Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. They are in every region, in cities and towns big and small: Washington, D.C., and Sacramento Calif., Cleveland and Dallas, Augusta, Ga., and Brookport, Ill.
Photo: Louisiana Army National Guard Sgt. Michael Leehy inspects new makeshift levee modifications May 17, in Morgan City, La. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)