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New Orleans Prepares For Threat Of More Flooding With Pumping System Compromised

New Orleans Prepares For Threat Of More Flooding With Pumping System Compromised

A damaged turbine that is crucial to the city's ability to pump water out was being repaired and slowly brought back online Friday and more than two dozen backup generators were either on site or on the way to the city's main power station for pumps for most of the east bank.

The city was bringing in an additional 26 2-megawatt generators for the rest of the hurricane season, which runs from June through the end of November, Landrieu said.

Five generators power the drainage pumps for the East Bank.

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Crews are working to fix the turbine and secure backup power, but until that work is complete, the city is urging residents in the affected areas to move their vehicles to higher ground and stay off roadways during rainfall.

The city flooded Saturday after a deluge.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for an independent report on pumping issues, but says fixing things isn't going to be easy.

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Landrieu also said people would be able to get sandbags if they want to take the extra precaution of sandbagging their homes.

The emergency declaration authorizes the state to assist the city in response work.

Forecasters say the threat of thunderstorms over New Orleans will continue Friday as residents worry about neighborhoods left vulnerable to flooding because of a damaged water pumping system. Much of the city, which straddles the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico, lies below sea level.

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John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency for New Orleans with the city's water-pumping system malfunctioning and needing repairs as more rain is in the forecast.

The city hadn't finished cleaning up from last weekend's flooding before it faced the possibility of more.

The outage, announced to most of the city through a 3 a.m. high-pitched alert to their phones, exposed troubling vulnerabilities in the antiquated, pre-World War II equipment used to drain city streets during heavy rain storms.

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