Street Flooding

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Thomas Perumean
September 11, 2019 - 5:08 am
This morning’s meeting was originally scheduled for September 3rd, just days after the streets of CBD filled with water following an intense afternoon storm. Councilman Joe Giarrusso, Chair of the committee, was anxious to get the Sewerage and Water Board in front of the Council to explain what was...
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Thomas Perumean
September 06, 2019 - 6:45 am
The New Orleans City Council has moved forward with revisions to laws and rules for streets closed due to flooding. The idea is to use the city's flood warning system cameras to capture images of drivers illegally moving barriers or driving down flooded streets, pushing water into homes or...
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David Blake
August 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
We all know the drill: a big shower dumps inches of rain on New Orleans in a short period of time, and then often comes street flooding. An LSU study of rain events over the last six decades shows showers have gotten more intense and drop more rain in a shorter period of time, causing increased...
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Chris Miller
July 20, 2019 - 6:14 pm
A powerful thunderstorm developed over New Orleans Saturday afternoon and before too long, streets in the CBD and other areas had gone under water. — Mady Duncan (@itsmadyyall) July 20, 2019 The flash flood led to many to question whether Sewerage and Water Board drainage...
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As flood waters filled streets across New Orleans this morning, many people sought higher ground. Others took advantage of the situation, like one person seen swimming laps down Canal Street. Dude Literally On Canal Street Swimming ----♂️ . #NewOrleans
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Donna Breakfield
July 10, 2019 - 9:02 am
A tornado was spotted near the UNO campus along the New Orleans lakefront this morning amid a series of training storm cells that also have been causing widespread street flooding in the New Orleans area. The city of New Orleans issued a statement asking everyone to stay put. "Widespread street...
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