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Louisiana governor declares state of emergency for flood-hit New Orleans

By Reuters
11 August 2017   |   8:00 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans where flood pumps failed over the weekend, threatening the city haunted by Hurricane Katrina.

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