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

Almost $15 billion went towards flood protections in New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. But the city once again battled flooding this week – and a hurricane didn’t even hit. 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.


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