Louisiana races to evacuate amid flooding

Tropical Storm Harvey threatens to inundate the New Orleans region with potentially disastrous flooding as residents there prepare to mark the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
1:47 | 08/29/17

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The flooding catastrophe unfortunately is not limited to Texas. Overnight the race to evacuate Louisiana, preparations under way this morning for more torrential downpours there and the flooding that could come with it sparking a new round of fears for residents this on 12th anniversary of hurricane Katrina slamming into New Orleans and Steve osunsami is in lake Charles, Louisiana, with more on all of that. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you, Amy. Because of that anniversary, people are -- their hearts are beating a little faster this morning. We are live right now outside of an evacuation center where about a dozen families have just been moved in and I want you to take a look at this. It is surrounded by water. There's a ditch here that has several feet of water. This is the evacuation center right here where people are sleeping and hopefully getting refuge from the rain. We had to pass through water to get here. There are overpass ramps that are covered in water. We had to circle around, streets that were washed out. You can't see the roads. It's very dangerous driving at night in this condition and they're going to be dealing with this for some time as the rain continues to fall. We're expecting up to 10 inches in some parts of Louisiana, Amy. Steve, in New Orleans, I understand they're already closing schools and government buildings. Reporter: Yes, they're already closing schools and one of the things that has people hot, hot, hot, hot here is the fact that in New Orleans after all of this time, after everything that they learned from Katrina, there are still 14 pumps that keep the city dry that are not working. That's an issue that they'll be to be dealing with for some time now told the repairs on those pumps are ongoing. Incredible concerns there, all right, Steve osunsami, thank you.

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