New Orleans at risk of further floods after fire cuts power to pumps
With heavy rains forecast for Thursday, New Orleans is in a “vulnerable position” following a fire at one of the power stations that runs the city’s flood-control water pumps, its mayor has said. “We are at risk if we have a massive rain event,” Mitch Landrieu said at an emergency 3am press conference on Thursday. New Orleans is still reeling from a day-long deluge on Saturday that caused flooding in several city neighborhoods, with waist-high accumulations on streets in Mid-City, Lakeview and elsewhere.
24 June, 2017 Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at […]
20 May, 2017 Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down: Century-old landmarks, three honoring Confederate leaders and one heralding white supremacy, have disappeared from the city […]
20 May, 2017 New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era Crews in New Orleans on Friday fastened straps around a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee as the city worked to remove the last of four monuments its leaders see as racially offensive. As the blue straps encircled the bronze figure of Lee wi...