La. Governor Declares New Orleans State of Emergency

Aug 11, 2017

NOLA STATE OF EMERGENCY - Mayor Mitch Landrieu looks on as Governor John Bel Edwards explains his emergency declaration for New Orleans area yesterday.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Schools are closed for the week, and New Orleans residents are urged to  park their cars on high ground.   It's a familiar routine for the city during hurricane season, but this time the threat wasn't churning in the Gulf of Mexico.   Yesterday  Louisiana's  governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans as the city's malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain left some neighborhoods at greater risk of flooding.  The city scrambled to repair fire-damaged equipment at a power plant and shore up its drainage system, less than a week after a flash flood from torrential rain overwhelmed the city's pumping system and inundated many neighborhoods.