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Hurricane Season
June 9,2004

Hurricane Season

These emergency pumps just arrived at a local park, in readiness for hurricanes or flooding rains. I liked the contrast of the machinery against the iron fencing. The Mississippi River levee is in the background. The pumps are meant to supplement the huge pumps permanent pumps in the area.

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Jacky Costi10-Jun-2004 10:12
Hope you'll not need them this season.
Nice picture
Vinay10-Jun-2004 09:53
Nice composition, yeah hope they stay there
Guest 10-Jun-2004 05:13
Wow... I didn't realize they did this! I hope they don't need to use all of them!
Gayle P. Clement10-Jun-2004 01:09
You should see the big pumps. Because we are surrounded by hurricane protection and flood protection levees, heavy rains or tidal floods get trapped within the levees. Pumps in some areas of New Orleans run almost constantly to keep the city dry. The water is pumped into Lake Ponchatrain and flows to the Gulf of Mexico.
Karen Leaf10-Jun-2004 01:03
Yikes, they appear to be able to handle a lot of water. Where does it all go? Wish hurricanes weren't so destructive, else they'd be really fun.
Guest 09-Jun-2004 23:25
I hope you guys don't need to use these!!
Paul Dovie Jr09-Jun-2004 17:04
That has to be the Luling bridge in the background. I like the diversity of colors. Gayle, as always, great shot.
ricecake09-Jun-2004 15:40
two different kinds of protection - the beautiful gate to keep out the "rif-raf" and the ugly pumps to get the water out after the fact. I like it.
Coleen 09-Jun-2004 14:28
Didn't know machinery could be so pretty. The colors blend well with the bricks and the signage in the background.
Robin Reid09-Jun-2004 13:30
Wow.. those are big monsters. Good eye here.
Jude Marion09-Jun-2004 11:53
Nice image ... I like the repetition! Great catch!
Guest 09-Jun-2004 11:42
Strong image, Gayle. It is a grim reminder for those of us along the Gulf Coast that our fences and machinery are very puny if the BIG one blows in.