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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 08, 2016

NORDC Encourages Residents to Register for Fall Programming at Upcoming Back to School Fall Expos

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host two Back to School Fall Expos in August. During the expos, families can learn more about NORDC Fall programming, activities and upcoming events such as  Athletics, Youth and Teen Programs, Fitness, Aquatics, Dance, Arts, NORDC Halloween Spooktacular and Fall Movies in the Park. The NORDC Fall Expos are free and open to the public.

August 06, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passing of Pete Fountain

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of clarinetist and jazz legend Pete Fountain, who died Saturday in New Orleans at the age of 86.

August 05, 2016

Season Twelve of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Saturday, August 6, 2016, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA will continue the twelfth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

August 05, 2016

City Hosts Ninth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans hosted the ninth STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation ceremony. Launched in March 2015, STRIVE NOLA connects disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities by providing workforce case management, foundational skills training and supportive services. 

August 05, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Weekend Events

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for the weekend of August 5-7, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

August 04, 2016

City Reminds Residents of Road Closures Following Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans issued reminders of road closures and downed power lines following Thursday afternoon’s severe weather. The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadic activity caused some of the damage. Public safety is our top priority, and residents are advised to be aware of and cautious around downed power lines and other debris.

August 04, 2016

City Reminds Residents of Precautions Following Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS -- Between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., a strong storm moved through New Orleans bringing strong, flood-producing rain and high winds. There are also reports of wind damage including missing shingles and downed power lines. As a result, there are areas with closed streets, primarily in the Treme and 7th Ward area. NOEMS transported  two patients with minor injuries related to the house collapses. 

August 04, 2016

City to Host Ninth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans will host the ninth STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation ceremony. Launched in March 2015, STRIVE NOLA seeks to connect disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities by providing workforce case management, foundational skills training and supportive services. 

August 04, 2016

Heat Advisory Issued for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS— The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area for today, Thursday, August 4, 2016, until 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that high humidity levels will result in heat index values of 108 to 112 degrees in New Orleans, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.

August 03, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Allocates $500K in Additional Funding for Zika Virus Prevention

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined local officials to remind residents of the precautions they should take to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitos, as well as provide an update on the City of New Orleans’ outreach activities and overall preparedness in the event of a Zika virus occurrence. At this time, there are no locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus in New Orleans or Louisiana.

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