State and federal regulators say the Herbert Hoover dike is at low risk of breaking in the wake of Hurricane Irma. This view of the dike from Pahokee is from August 2000.
State and federal regulators say the Herbert Hoover dike is at low risk of breaking in the wake of Hurricane Irma. This view of the dike from Pahokee is from August 2000. GREG LOVETT AP
State and federal regulators say the Herbert Hoover dike is at low risk of breaking in the wake of Hurricane Irma. This view of the dike from Pahokee is from August 2000. GREG LOVETT AP

Will Lake Okeechobee’s aging dike stand up to Irma? State says it’s at ‘low risk’

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