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The Great Chicago Flood of 2008

While much of the world watches the Olympic games in China – and most of the rest watch the conflict between Georgia and Russia – folks in the midwestern U.S. city of Chicago are watching the skies. Why? Because a colossal screwup by a city contractor had disabled the sewer pumps for most of the city’s south side – meaning as little as a half-inch of rain this week could lead to tens of thousands of homes being flooded.
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