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Mayor LaToya Cantrell: New Orleans is the right place, and this is the right time, for infrastructure investment.

bayoubrief.com
 2021-05-08

Cover picture for the articleOn May 3, 1978, New Orleans experienced one of its worst flood events, with nearly nine inches of rain falling before noon, inundating the city with two to five feet of flooding, and leaving parents to pick up their schoolchildren in canoes. In the years since and as we continue to grow, so do the climate challenges we face. According to the National Weather Service, April 2021 was the second wettest this city has experienced in the last 20 years, receiving nearly 13 inches of rain when the average is fewer than six.

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