Mayor Cantrell: “We will never pump our way out of this”

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A poster for Food Drunk, a food truck-based restaurant, withstands the weather. Inclement, damaging weather caused the cancellation of the first day of Bayou Boogaloo on Friday, May 18. (Zach Brien

Days after a sudden Friday afternoon storm flooded parts of Mid-City yet again, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced her plans Tuesday morning to push infrastructure and drainage projects forward.

Cantrell promised to prioritize an urban water plan, that includes rainwater cisterns underneath Uptown parks, while working to free up funding for water mitigation and drainage projects held up in design processes. Read the full article by Claire Byun at

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