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

10:16 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

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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