Flooding

Thomas Perumean
August 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
Monday's mini deluge dumped between three and five inches of water in a two hour period, according to WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. Sewerage and Water Board says storms that drop more than in inch an hour can outpace the capacity of their system. Streetflooding in the CBD not only...
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David Blake
July 23, 2019 - 1:46 pm
We all know that it floods in New Orleans and plenty of areas get high water all the time, but recent rains have caused flooding in parts of downtown New Orleans that usually remain dry. Water has crept into shops, restaurants, and hotels. Long-time inhabitants are stumped. Kurt Weigle is president...
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Scoot
July 10, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The sudden, massive rain that hit the New Orleans area this morning is just a reminder that there are some things that we cannot control or even predict. As the city of New Orleans was preparing for the effects of a weather system that moved into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to grow into a...
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SWB
Thomas Perumean
July 10, 2019 - 1:26 pm
A storm during the morning commute swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city today and as several water spouts spotted on the lake. Rain fell at a rate pumps couldn't keep up with according to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board Chief Ghasan Korban. "We looked...
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Thomas Perumean
July 10, 2019 - 5:49 am
"Due to the potential impact of Invest-92 and rising river levels, all ferry service will be suspended, until further notice." RTA made the announcement late Tuesday night signaling the start of preparations for heavy rain and rising river waters. As New Orleans begins to batten down, "the...
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Rudy Stark
Riders on a bus on the LSU campus Thursday morning were shocked to see the flood waters outside suddenly rush onto the bus and race down the isle. Rudy Stark shot the video as the flooding came aboard the bus as it drove down Fraternity Row in Baton Rouge. It happened as heavy rains from tropical...
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