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Early one September morning in 1975, in a quiet Metairie subdivision west of Transcontinental Drive, a ranch house suddenly exploded in a fireball so powerful it damaged 20 neighboring buildings and broke windows a mile away. The house plus four adjacent homes were reduced to rubble, and 11 people were seriously injured.
New Orleans is moving from plans to action in a large-scale rethinking of the city’s relationship with water. The city has begun to embrace “green infrastructure” as a water management strategy, rather than just relying on pumping out rainwater.