Flooding

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 10, 2017 - 9:57 pm
Local Republicans are calling for state and federal authorities to investigate what is happening with the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. It comes amid repeated misinformation and revelations that key pumps and generators have failed. The Greater New Orleans Republicans PAC and Orleans Parish...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 10, 2017 - 4:54 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is warning that a fire Wednesday night in a power providing turbine has crippled gear that powers city pumps. He says it could mean increased flooding today if there are heavy rains. "We are at risk if we have a massive rain event that comes up on us at the last...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 09, 2017 - 1:38 pm
Just in case you’ve been on the moon or out of town, there was a flood on Saturday. For whatever the reason, the bad weather descended upon certain portions of New Orleans and it rained…and rained…and rained…and rained some more. For some, it meant flooded. For others it meant flooded homes or...
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Scoot
August 09, 2017 - 11:23 am
Mayor Laudrieu deserves credit for the immediate changes with the Sewerage & Water Board and the Department of Public Works personnel; but if he would have had an attitude of intolerance toward incompetence prior to this event, the actions over how the City handled the severe flooding Saturday...
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Chris Miller
August 08, 2017 - 6:28 am
Was New Orleans' drainage system overwhelmed, or was Saturday's flooding worse than it could have been? A special meeting today of the New Orleans City Council is looking for answers. Council president Jason Williams was not happy with how the city's drainage system worked: "We can't handle a bad...
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Scoot
August 07, 2017 - 11:53 am
Downtown New Orleans is not prone to flooding. The French Quarter has historically survived storms, even hurricanes, without major flooding. So, when I saw the streets bordering my apartment building in downtown New Orleans flooded from door to door Saturday afternoon, I knew other parts of the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 07, 2017 - 9:46 am
Leaders of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board are deflecting allegations and rumors that parts or all of the flood control system failed during Saturday's flooding across the city. "It was a torrential rainfall, and we used everything that we had available to us to keep the system operating...
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