New Orleans Working To Address Water Pumping Woes

New Orleans officials are still working to address the city's beleaguered water pumping system that prompted Governor Edwards to issue a state of emergency for Orleans Parish.

Only one of five turbines was operational on Thursday after a suspected fire took a fourth turbine offline Wednesday night. Efforts began immediately to alleviate the problem, including procuring more than two dozen generators to provide backup power.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Friday that repairs to the turbine were complete.

Pumping system woes are being blamed for the substantial flooding that occurred when torrential rains fell in the city.

Most Orleans Parish schools are closed today due to the potential for more flooding rains.

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