Ghassan Korban

Clyde Carlson kayaks down a flooded street after New Orleans' drainange system was overwhelmed by torrential rain Wednesday.
Patrick Madden / WWNO

New Orleans got walloped by an intense rainstorm Wednesday that overwhelmed the city drainage system, quickly flooding streets in areas that normally don't get swamped. Now the city is bracing for Tropical Storm Barry, which brings a risk of major flooding. WWNO's Diane Mack spoke with New Orleans sewerage and water board executive director Ghassan Korban about whether the city is ready for the approaching storm.