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And Texas is not the only state under threat tonight. Harvey is about to slam Louisiana. It’s already triggers heavy rain, and so much more. Special fear in New Orleans where hurricane Katrina struck 12 years ago together, and fears over the pumps that are supposed to keep the city safe. ABC’s gio Benitez is in girls tonight tonight. # Reporter: Tonight in new Orleans, residents all too familiar with flooding, are once again using sand bags on the 12th anniversary of hurricane Katrina. It brought back a lot of memories when Katrina it hit and what we all experienced. It really evoked a lot of emotions and heartbreak. Reporter: As a flash flood watch extends from Texas through Louisiana all the way to the Florida panhandle. We’re asking everybody to stay alert and to stay vigilant tonight. Reporter: Harvey expected to make landfall near the texas/louisiana state line. Evacuations there overnight. Our Steve osunsami with some of those families. Reporter: We are at the Lake Charles convention center where they are moving other families from other shelters to this one because of the rising water around those buildings. But just outside is a body of water, a lake, that they’re watching overnight. Reporter: And the concern here in New Orleans, problems with 14 water pumps last week. This is one of the main pumping stations here in New Orleans, you can just see how the rain water drains into this canal, and then is pumped into the lake. One of the pumps, overheated earlier and now engineers are working around the clock to make sure as many pumps as possible are working. Residents tonight counting on those pumps working. Bob Ruppel survived Katrina, he lost everything 12 years ago. Are you worried about the pumps failing even in this storm? Oh, lord, yes. It’s not something you want to hear. And gio Benitez joins us live now in front of one of those pumps. Keeping New Orleans safe, how confident are officials in all of those pumps tonight? Reporter: Well, Tom, as this rain comes down here, they are feeling very confident about it. They have 120 pumps here. Most of them are working, but about a dozen of them are not, so officials are trying to get those fixed right now, Tom. Gio Benitez for us tonight. Gio, thank you. And as we reported, the historic flooding from tropical storm Harvey has transformed the city. Take a look just behind me. You can see what looks like a river with the downtown…

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