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Rain threat has Big Easy jittery

Pumps still iffy after deluge

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Photographs by AP/GERALD HERBERT

John Flemming and Andrea Dube fill sandbags Friday in New Orleans as the threat of more "ooding from rainstorms kept the city on edge. One resident said the potential for "ooding and the fear that pumps could be overwhelmed are “bringing back Katrina memories.”

With debris from last weekend's flash flood still piled on sidewalks and their city under a state of emergency, New Orleans residents prepared Friday for more rain forecast to tax the city's malfunctioning pump system.

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