Coastal News Roundup: New Orleans Flooding

Aug 11, 2017

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, we're talking about the recent floods.

Heavy rains flooded portions of New Orleans last weekend. In the days since, we've learned that there are mechanical problems with the city’s drainage equipment — not only with the pumps, but also with the generators that power them.

We also learned there may be problems within the Sewerage and Water Board. The agency initially misled the public about how well its infrastructure was working. Leadership staff and board members have since resigned.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked about the bigger picture with Times-Picayune reporter Kevin Litten.

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