Can New Orleans handle Hurricane Harvey’s rain?

H.J. Bosworth Jr is LIVE on WVUE TV Fox8 speaking with John Snell on Friday morning August 25 at 7:00 a.m. Bosworth addresses the growing concern that the S&WB’s pumping capacity may not be enough when New Orleans is drenched with rain from a potential Hurricane Harvey.

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With residency a requirement, S&WB work was going to non-locals?

The global firm Black and Veatch has audited the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board for at least the past dozen years.

In both the 2014 and 2015 report on S&WB Operations, the auditor notes in nearly identical wording:

“…To compensate for the limited workforce, more work is being contracted out to subcontractors that was usually done in‐house prior to Hurricane Katrina….”

Surprisingly, on page 22 of the most recent report (2015), the auditor notes that “Many of these contractors are not local.”

This is nonsensical when, as reported by The Advocate, residency requirements is cited by Mayor Mitch Landrieu as part of the reason there are 60 vacancies at the S&WB.

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Come visit the Levee Exhibit!

The Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden is open and waiting for you! Come to 5000 Warrington Drive in Gentilly at the London Avenue Canal.

Learn the vetted facts about the Federal Flood, see native wildlife and view the native-plant rain garden designed to reduce pressure on the city’s drainage system.

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