As it turns out, some of the pumps were out.
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board said Monday that seven pumps were down for maintenance this weekend as the rain fell. They argued, however, that it wouldn't have made much of a difference in the overall performance of the pumping stations if the pumps had been operational.Yeah, that's a problem. New Orleans is below sea level. If the pumps go our, or the levee breaks, New Orleans is screwed.
I'm just sayin'.