New Orleans at risk of further floods after fire cuts power to pumps

New Orleans at risk of further floods after fire cuts power to pumpsWith heavy rains forecast for Thursday, New Orleans is in a “vulnerable position” following a fire at one of the power stations that runs the city’s flood-control water pumps, its mayor has said. “We are at risk if we have a massive rain event,” Mitch Landrieu said at an emergency 3am press conference on Thursday. New Orleans is still reeling from a day-long deluge on Saturday that caused flooding in several city neighborhoods, with waist-high accumulations on streets in Mid-City, Lakeview and elsewhere.



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