New Orleans floods as downpour overwhelms city pump stations

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parts of New Orleans flooded after a heavy weekend rainfall that officials said overwhelmed the city’s pump stations.

NOLA.com reports city officials said Sunday that some neighborhoods saw between 8 and 10 inches (20 and 25 centimeters) of rain over a few hours Saturday. That was too much for the Sewerage & Water Board’s 24 pump stations to cope with even though all were operating.

Deputy Mayor Ryan Berni told reporters the city has no immediate plans to request an...

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