S&WB director says even he's frustrated with frequent floods

David Blake
August 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm

New Orleans is still reeling from the flooding Monday afternoon. Business owners along with city officials are demanding action.

It's been one year on the job for Sewerage and Water Board executive director Ghassan Korban. He tells WWL First News something is going on underground.

"It's makes me a little frustrated and a little angry quite honestly, because I just can't keep up with the needs," Korban said.

Last week, the Sewerage and Water Board removed a mid-sized sedan from the Lafitte canal. Could there more obstructions blocking the flow of water in pipes and canals?

"We have started an intense inspection program at the Lafitte canal and now we want to check on canals that could be impacting downtown," Korban said.

The canals need to be inspected include Julia, Loyola, and Basin. Korban said he expects they will find more obstructions. 

Korban also gives Mother Nature its due, from the torrential showers in a short period of time.

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