Jefferson Parish just wanted a phone call

Jefferson Parish just wanted a phone call

The parish says New Orleans is obligated to call about flood problems


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WEBVTT BEING REACTIVE AND PROACTIVE.AT METRIC CAFE N — MATRI CAFEAND BAR, SECONDS MATTER.WE HAVE BEEN FLOODED TWICE INTHREE WEEKS AND THE PUMPS DON’TWORK.IT COMES IN FAST AND WE CANNOTDO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.>> THE BAR IS LESS THAN A MILEFROM THE 17TH STREET CANAL.SHE SAYS THAT ORLEANS PARISHSHOULD HAVE WARNED RESIDENTSTHAT THERE WAS A FLOODPOTENTIAL.>> THEY WERE DEAD WRONG THATTHEY DID NOT WARN US TO LET USKNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.JEFFERSON PARISH SAYS THEY DIDNOT FIND OUT ABOUT THE TURBINEFIRE UNT THURSDAY WHEN THECALLED AN EMERGENCY PRESSCONFERENCE WITH THE MEDIA.>> I AM FRUSTRATED AND QUITEFRANKLY ANGERED THAT NEITHER IOR ANYONE IN THE OFFICE OF THEPARISH PRESIDENT WAS NOTIFIEAND THAT MATTER EXPEDITED STATEDIN OUR CONTRACT.>> THEY SAY ORLEANS CONTROLS THEPUMPING STATION, BUT THEY PAYTH CITY $1 MILLION PER YEAR TOHELP WITH MAINTENANCE.AND THEIR CREWS AREN’T ALLOWEDINSIDE UNLESS IT’S A TROPICALSTORM OR HURRICANE.>> MOVIN FORWARD, WE WILLTRUST, BUT VERIFY.>> JEFFERSON OFFICIALS SAY IFTHE 17TH STREET CANAL FLOODED ITCOULD HAVE SENT WATER INTO PARTSOF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON.>> THAT NEGLECT COULD HAVE MADEUS MORE VULNERABLE.HOWEVER, I AM HAPPY TO REPORTTHAT GOING FOR THE MAYOR ANDCITY OFFICIALS HAVE A GREED TO– HAVE AGREED TO NOTIFY US KNOWLESS THAN TWICE DAILY OF THESTATUS OF THE PUMP AND CAPACITYAND AVAILABLE POWER AT THE PUMPSTATIONS.>> WE CONTACTED ORLEANS PARISHABOUT THE FAILURE TO CONTACTNEIGHBORING JEFFERSON PARISH.THEY SENT A STATEMENT SAYING INPART.THEY WENT ON TO SAY.>> >> SOME BUT IT IS NOT DOING

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