Mayor Mitch Landrieu will plug any breaches with confederate monuments that have been removed.
Via Fox News:
New Orleans, already bogged down by inches of rain from previous storms, braced for more flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Sunday as the city scrambles to repair its malfunctioning pump system.
Rain from Harvey, which downgraded to a tropical storm a day after making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane late Friday, threatens to dump up the 8 inches of rain starting Sunday. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an update on Saturday the city’s contractors are working “around the clock” to repair all power and pumps.”
“Yesterday, contractors completed repairs to another large drainage pump at Drainage Pump Station No. 6, which brings the total to four large pumps returned to service since August 6,” the city said in an update.
Nearly 40 boats and 20 high-water vehicles with rescue supplies were scattered at various fire and police station in preparation. A mandatory evacuation was not put in place since the storm did not directly hit New Orleans, but residents were urged to prepare for a “shelter in place” if flooding worsens.
Mike Shields, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Slidell office, told NOLA.com the storm seems to likely shift farther west than previously predicted, but New Orleans is still not completely clear of Harvey’s path.
“It’s looking much better than it was, but we’re still not off the hook,” Shields told the news site.