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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City reminds residents of safety precautions during severe weather

January 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA—In anticipation of severe weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, heavy rain and storms will affect the area today. Rainfall of 2-4 inches along with wind is expected.

Residents should call the City’s 311 hot line for emergency preparedness information and to report malfunctioning traffic signals. Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and  life-threatening emergencies.

Residents are advised to stay at home during the severe weather unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The NOPD will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water. 

The following is a list of streets prone to significant flooding during severe weather.

  • Calliope @ Claiborne towards Tchoupitoulas St
  • Calliope & Tchoupitoulas St On-ramps
  • I-10 and Tulane Exit towards Claiborne
  • Airline & Tulane Ave intersection
  • 4400 Block of Washington
  • Washington Ave. near Xavier
  • All surrounding streets to St. Charles flooded, Gravier/Tulane/S Dupre, S Claiborne/Washington.
  • Claiborne/Orleans Ave.
  • S Carrollton/Palmetto
  • Magazine/St Mary
  • Broad/Louisiana Ave./S.Claiborne
  • Josephine/Prytania
  • Earhart/Jeff Davis-Carrollton
  • 500 blk of Lake Marina
  • Canal Blvd/I-10/Navarre
  • Erato/S Genois/City Park/Carrollton
  • Washington Ave. near Xavier, Washington
  • Gravier/Tulane/S Dupre
  • S Claiborne/Washington
  • Simon Bolivar & Calliope coming from Loyola Ave under the overpass
  • Poland Ave from St Claude to N. Claiborne
  • S. Claiborne at Joseph
  • Holiday to the Crescent City Connection
  • Shirley and DeGaulle
  • DeGaulle under the Westbank Expressway
  • General Meyer from Pace to Shirley
  • Richland and General Meyer
  • MacArthur and Holiday
  • Tullis
  • Garden Oaks
  • Chelsea
  • Vespasian and Wall

The City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring the severe weather and will keep residents updated through e-mail alert and the Twitter handle @nolaready.

 
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Last updated: 1/10/2013 10:07:19 AM

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