New Orleans Official Blamed Flooding On ‘Climate Change,’ But Broken Pumps Were To Blame

Almost $15 billion went towards flood protection in New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. But the city once again battled flooding this week - with no hurricane in sight. Several feet of water covered much of the city's central area as the pump system was overwhelmed. The crisis prompted Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency.[...]

New Orleans doesn't need a hurricane to be inundated with water

Almost $15 billion went towards flood protection in New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. But the city once again battled flooding this week - with no hurricane in sight. ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Inhabitat

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