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New Orleans Levees Should Hold Back Rising Mississippi River

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    (NECN/CNN/Helinet) - Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of New Orleans, says the city is safe from flooding.

    Landrieu tells CBS' "The Early Show" that it is still, however, a very dangerous situation.

    Meanwhile, the bloated river is expected to reach a near record crest in Greenville, Mississippi on Tuesday. By the weekend, floodwaters are forecast to peak near record levels across Louisiana and Mississippi.

    David Mattingly reports.