New Orleans dries out following torrential rain
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is drying out after torrential rains flooded parts of the city for the second time in two weeks. The City Council has called a special meeting for Tuesday. Members say they want proof the drainage system is working.
Sewerage and Water Board spokeswoman Lisa Jackson says there was just too much rain, too fast. The city can pump out an inch of rain in the first hour and one-half-inch each hour after that. She says one station got 9.4 inches in three hours Saturday.
The state transportation department says four interstate exits remained closed early Monday, but all reopened before noon.
Parts of the city also flooded July 22.