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New Orleans Pump Stations: can they handle 20 inches of rain?


This morning I swore I saw one of the Levee pump board guys tell Jim Cantore a/k/a the hurricane angel of death taht the new billion dollar pumps could only handle 10 inches of rain per 24 hour period, and if a Cat 3 storn hit an the lake was at the top of the levees that would have some tough decisions to make. Keep going on about how new orleans was like a bowl etc.

Did anyone else catch that? I was getting ready for work and couldnt replay it. That cant be right can it?







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CarRamrod
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Levee pump board guys tell Jim Cantore a/k/a the hurricane angel of death taht the new billion dollar pumps could only handle 10 inches of rain per 24 hour period,
and to my knowledge there is only one of those.

it is the largest pump station by volume in the world. I think it can candle 10 inches in 24 hours.



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This morning I swore I saw one of the Levee pump board guys tell Jim Cantore a/k/a the hurricane angel of death taht the new billion dollar pumps could only handle 10 inches of rain per 24 hour period, and if a Cat 3 storn hit an the lake was at the top of the levees that would have some tough decisions to make. Keep going on about how new orleans was like a bowl etc.

Did anyone else catch that? I was getting ready for work and couldnt replay it. That cant be right can it?


The West Closure Complex isn't Orleans-related.

The SWBNO can handle an inch of rain for the first hour and half an inch per hour after that.






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Tiger Live2
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I have always heard the pumps can handle an inch an hour. That may only be Jefferson, but I would assume Orleans Parish is the same.
ETA: Actually what the guy above said I think is correct. an inch the first hour and half a inch thereafter.
Stay off Clearview and River Road on the Westbank. There are many more areas, but those I know of off hand



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CarRamrod
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isn't Orleans-related.
you tards need to quit picking and choosing when you want to relate yourself with "Orleans".

ex. "Where you from?" "I'm from New Orleans." "OOH really?" "Yea i live in Kenner/ Metry"


ex2 "New Orleans doesnt have chain restaurants." "What about the Red Lobster and Chilis on Vets." "Thats not New Orleans, thats Metairie"






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Swagga
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CarRamrod



You're a moron. What does any of that have to do with those pumps?






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He's a moron alright, but he's right.





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CharlesLSU
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you tards need to quit picking and choosing when you want to relate yourself with "Orleans".

ex. "Where you from?" "I'm from New Orleans." "OOH really?" "Yea i live in Kenner/ Metry"


ex2 "New Orleans doesnt have chain restaurants." "What about the Red Lobster and Chilis on Vets." "Thats not New Orleans, thats Metairie"


Meterie=New Orleans Metro
It's not like LaPlace people are claiming to be Orleaneans.....






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re: New Orleans Pump Stations: can they handle 20 inches of rain?


You must live in Kenner





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CarRamrod
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Ok "swagga"





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CarRamrod
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Meterie=New Orleans Metro
It's not like LaPlace people are claiming to be Orleaneans.....

i guess my point went over your head.






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bdevill
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Jim Cantore a/k/a the hurricane angel of death


Last year Jim Cantore stood in the middle of the street in New York City and whined about how the trees are prematurely losing their Fall foliage..

I'm hoping he's consistent with his most recent track record.






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Swagga
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I do not. I was simply calling him a moron for taking this totally off topic. I agree with him about the chain restraunts





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LSU316
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I was simply calling him a moron for taking this totally off topic.


You must not have turned your swag on today huh.






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That cant be right can it?


Can you please give all of the drama queen stuff a rest for a while?






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Swagga
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You must not have turned your swag on today huh.


Bastards are relentless today

and no the jackass behind me was up at 5:30 with all the plywood he could find boarding up windows.






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re: New Orleans Pump Stations: can they handle 20 inches of rain?


This thread sucks.





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SomewhereDownInTX
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re: New Orleans Pump Stations: can they handle 20 inches of rain?


My dad is a superintendent for the company that installed the new pump station and he told me the pump station could handle 9m GPH. I don't know what that translates into inches, but it has enough fuel to run for one month with a fuel dock to refuel if needed.


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I think it can candle 10 inches


TWSS






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CarRamrod
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but it has enough fuel to run for one month
uummm If you mean at 100% capacity your dad doesnt know how much fuel 11 5500hp diesel motors use.






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