This weekend, flooding rains fell over the city of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. As a result of the rains, large parts of the city of New Orleans flooded while Jefferson Parish dealt with less severe flooding.
The rains were blamed on “climate change” by Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Cedric Grant. Mayor Mitch Landrieu was out of town.
City of New Orleans News Conference
Posted by Shelley Brown FOX 8 on Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Grant press conference was full of excuse making and passing the buck. Virtually the entire city was flooded. Here’s some videos of the French Quarter underwater, which almost never happens.
Why did the city flood? It could be that the pumps were not running. Here’s a picture of a New Orleans pumping station, locked up and not running.
Meanwhile, this video was shot in Lakeview and it showed that pumps by the 17th Street Canal were not running, despite the fact Lakeview had standing water.
6:48 this evening. SWB insists all pumps were running.
Posted by Bart Shank on Saturday, August 5, 2017
New Orleans was not the only area pounded by flooding rains this weekend. Jefferson Parish was hit hard as well. The difference between the two parishes is that New Orleans had suffered massive flooding while Jefferson Parish saw very localized flooding that caused minimal damage. Jefferson Parish was ready for the storm whereas Orleans Parish was not.
Here’s what Jefferson Parish posted on their Facebook page about the storm.
Jefferson Parish was ready for the storm and Orleans Parish was not. It is because Jefferson Parish prioritizes a high quality of life and are for the most part competently run. Orleans Parish, on the other hand, is a shining example of incompetence and failed governance. Jefferson Parish has as many people residents
Jefferson Parish has as many residents, if not more than Orleans Parish. But the schools are better, crime is not as much of a problem, and the parish seems to have discovered how not to flood in a rainstorm. Oh and Jefferson Parish is as much below sea level as New Orleans.
The difference is clear, Jefferson Parish focused on keeping houses and streets dry while New Orleans pointed fingers and made excuses.