New Orleans officials are exploring whether to invest in an early-warning system that could notify residents and businesses when floodwaters are rising, Deputy Mayor Jeff Hebert said Thursday (July 10).
The system could include a “real-time forecasting system on floods” and would be aimed at providing “neighborhood-based, street-based” warnings when localized flooding occurs, he said. The city’s exploration of such a system is in the early stages, but officials are looking at a system the state has considered after the catastrophic floods in the Baton Rouge area a year ago.
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SOURCE: NOLA – Kevin Litten