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Car pulled from underground canal in New Orleans was reported lost in Hurricane Katrina

Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 21:02:29-04

Officials now know when the car that was pulled from an underground canal in New Orleans last week went missing, according to The Advocate.

Police say an insurance claim filed for the car, a 2002 Mazda 626, says it had been lost on August 29, 2005. This was the day that Hurricane Katrina hit the city.

The car was the "most eye-popping" discovery after the investigation of a blockage in the canal. The blockage has been impeding the flow of water from areas hit hard by flooding in recent years.

The police report does not indicate how the car may have ended up in the canal.

Crews have removed about 750 tons of garbage from the canal, and the recent discoveries are shedding new light on "how little maintenance or inspection was done following the storm."

Read The Advocate's full story here.