Landrieu Urges Folks: Stay Home Tuesday

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging the city's residents to stay home today because of the threat of torrential rainfall and flooding from Harvey.

On this 12th anniversary of Katrina, the Big Easy is continuing to struggle with its partially-troubled drainage system.

Fox 8 reports:

Landrieu said 90% of the pumps will operate if they have power available to them.

However, there is a problem with Pump C at Station 6.

“We have crews dispatched there now and are beginning to repair it. We're also hoping to get an additional turbine up tomorrow at 12 p.m. which would greatly improve our capacity for power. Obviously, we cannot control what Mother Nature sends to us, but we can be prepared to respond to it,” Landrieu said.

Heavy rains, coupled with the fact that some pumps and turbines are out of service, could leave parts of town flooded again as happened back on August 5th.

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