DuBos: Fix to S&WB issues needed ASAP

Clancy DuBos
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In New Orleans, experience has taught us to worry — and get ready to evacuate — when a hurricane enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Since August 5, we worry when we see a rain cloud.

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Now comes news that the city is revising its evacuation threshold, thanks to reduced pumping capacity at the Sewerage and Water Board.

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No, we won’t have to leave every time it rains. But we may have to evacuate for a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, or a very wet, slow-moving tropical storm.

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey moving towards Texas, that looms as a real possibility.

And it’s one more reason for the mayor to fix the S&WB ASAP.