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New Orleans Floods as Rain Overcomes Pumps

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People walk through New Orleans flooding after Tropical Srorm Cindy in June. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Monday, 07 Aug 2017 06:48 AM

New Orleans flooding hit some neighborhoods after after heavy rainfall overwhelmed the city's pump stations over the weekend.

Some New Orleans officials said they were not satisfied with the city's response, reported The Associated Press.

Local news media report Council President Jason Williams says the council will meet Tuesday to seek answers about the pumping system.

Some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches of rain over a few hours Saturday. City officials said that was too much for the Sewerage & Water Board's 24 pump stations to cope with even though all were operating.

Deputy Mayor Ryan Berni told reporters the city had no immediate plans to request an emergency declaration from the state, but that could change as the city collected more information on flood damage.

More heavy rain was predicted for Monday afternoon.

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