New Orleans Reviews System After Storm Swamps Pumps

August 17, 2017
Pam Radtke Russell - Engineering News-Record

The city of New Orleans will hire an independent team of engineers to evaluate the problems that led to severe flooding following an Aug. 5 rainfall of up to 10 in. The decision followed the revelation that 16 of the city’s pumps were not working, despite claims the system was at capacity. Further, the power system that operates those pumps was severely crippled.

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