Daily States, September 30, 1915
This description of the great(unnamed)storm of September 1915 is excerpted from the Corps of Engineers' 1972 study, History of hurricane occurences along coastal Louisiana:

      "In New Orleans, 25,000 buildings suffered damage or destruction amounting to $5 million. The city was flooded to depths of 1 to 8 feet in the center of the city, due to a combination of rainfall, canal backflow, and overtopping of some levees. Failure of the drainage pumps caused the impounded water to remain for several hours [emphasis added]....Total property losses exceeded $13 million and 275 lives were lost on the middle gulf coast."

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