Street Flooding

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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 07, 2017 - 8:14 am
There are still loads of questions surrounding the rains that flooded several New Orleans neighborhoods on Saturday. The New Orleans City Council is holding a hearing Tuesday to try and get some answers. Many residents are asking why the water got so deep so fast. WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum...
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August 07, 2017 - 6:14 am
(AP) -- Heavy weekend rainfall in New Orleans overwhelmed the municipal pump stations, leaving parts of the community flooded, and some officials say they're not satisfied with the city's response. "Are our city pumps working as they should?" Councilman Jason Williams said, according to local news...
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Chris Miller
June 20, 2017 - 12:34 pm
A lot of rain in a short amount of time has the city of New Orleans paying attention. New Orleans' pumping stations can handle an inch of rain in the first hour of operation, then a half an inch an hour after that. If the rain comes down too fast, no matter how hard the pumps are working, water may...
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June 19, 2017 - 5:38 pm
We are monitoring a large area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico. It is forecast to send heavy rains over Southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Tuesday through Thursday or Friday. TROPICAL STORM WARNING for the southeast Louisiana coast until further notice. FLASH FLOOD WATCH for our...
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David Blake
May 12, 2017 - 1:40 pm
An anticipated cold pushed ahead of it some squally weather late this morning, prompting tornado and severed thunderstorm warnings. Many streets had high water from the torrential showers and high winds and dark skies had some residents on edge. In one neighborhood in Marrero on the Westbank, some...
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