NBC’s Martin Savidge reports on the defective pumps in New Orleans (2 min.)…
And from Matt at Fix the Pumps…
3) The test last Saturday, like the one last night, only went for about
an hour. That was not mentioned in the Times-Picayune article. But ALL
the floodgate pumps (there are no spares in case one or more fails
during a storm) will have to run for 12 or maybe 24 hours during a
tropical storm or hurricane. Why isn’t the Corps running tests for the
media that last that long? Because they know the pumps and their drive
units probably can’t hold out for that long.
Don’t buy what the Corps is selling.