9/6/2011

The flood-protection system in New Orleans remained intact after Tropical Storm Lee dumped rain on the region over the weekend. All pumps worked at "100%" while the levees "performed as designed," said Marcia St. Martin, executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. But the storm inundated several parts of Plaquemines Parish, prompting local officials to say the Army Corps of Engineers failed to comply with a congressional mandate to improve the area's levee.

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