Ghassan Korban

Street flooding
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Newell Normand
June 12, 2020 - 3:24 pm
With water management fresh on everyone’s mind after this week’s street flooding, a new coalition is forming to launch a public awareness campaign and remind New Orleanians that “Every Drop Makes a Difference.” Newell invited SWBNO Executive Director Ghassan Korban and Greater New Orleans...
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Chris Miller
June 10, 2020 - 1:50 pm
Three to five inches of rain fell in a short amount of time this morning, and while that was happening, the Sewerage and Water Board experienced a failure in a piece of critical equipment.
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Chris Miller
June 09, 2020 - 4:38 pm
New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board wants people to rethink drainage, and do more to capture water before it goes into the street.
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Newell Normand
May 29, 2020 - 3:06 pm
New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban spent nearly an hour with Newell today to deliver a status report of the beleaguered agency amid the arrival of heavy summer rains, hurricane season and the fiscal pinch city agencies are feeling as citizens withhold paying...
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Chris Miller
October 25, 2019 - 1:25 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and the city of New Orleans today announced the findings of a third-party study into whether the Southeastern Louisiana (SELA) flood control improvements somehow made flooding worse in some parts of the city during a July 10 downpour. The study concluded...
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Jim Hanzo
October 04, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WWL-TV reports that the Sewerage & Water Board is investigating a racist photo taken in a machine shop and posted to social media. The image shows bananas in a cage and the caption said white workers in the machine shop at the Carrollton plant left it there as a joke, the station reported. The...
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Thomas Perumean
September 19, 2019 - 6:42 am
The good news: 500-cubic yards of material, mostly the big mounds of junk causing the major impediments in the Lafitte Canal, including the car, have been removed. The bad news: At just 950-tons removed, there's over 22,000-tons left to go. New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board reported Wednesday...
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Newell Normand
August 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Monday's street flooding and mind-melting traffic problems came at an noteworthy time, as Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban marks one year on the job, taking over a deeply unpopular and distrusted agency that seems to face a new crisis every week. It's as if every afternoon...
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Chris Miller
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...
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Chris Miller
July 13, 2019 - 12:46 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is telling residents they need to remain sheltered in place, because even though Hurricane Barry made landfall this morning more than 100 miles to the west of the city, potentially flooding rain is still expected today. "We will remain consistent with that message...
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