Devastating New Orleans floods cost several officials their jobs


The devastating floods that swamped New Orleans last weekend have cost several officials their jobs.

As heavy rains on Saturday created flooding scenes reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina, 20 of the city’s 121 drainage pumps were out of commission.

Sewerage and Water Board Superintendent Joe Becker initially told CBS News Monday the pumping stations were working at full capacity.

“There was no problems with the pumps at all, all the pumps were working, all of them were operating,” Becker said.

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