New Orleans, La. – More than 300-thousand people in most of New Orleans are advised to keep boiling tap water before drinking. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says results of 28 water samples taken throughout the system could lift the advisory at mid-afternoon. Water board spokesman Robert Jackson isn't setting a deadline.
It's the most widespread boil-water order since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The French Quarter is among the affected areas, as is the Superdome, where the Saints are set to kickoff at 3 o'clock today.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.