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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 14, 2017

Media Advisory: Mayor Landrieu to Provide Tornado Recovery Update

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Feb. 14, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will provide an update on the EF-3 tornado that damaged parts of New Orleans East on Feb. 7.  

February 13, 2017

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS – Today, FEMA opened a disaster recovery center at East New Orleans Public Library (5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127) for residents seeking local and federal services who were impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado. On Saturday, President Trump declared a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. 

February 13, 2017

City Hosts Twelfth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

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

February 13, 2017

City Announces Preparations In Advance Of 2017 Mardi Gras & NBA All Star Game

NEW ORLEANS —Today, the City of New Orleans provided an update on preparations, parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations in advance of NBA All Star Weekend and the 2017 Mardi Gras season. Parades are scheduled to begin on Friday, February 17. The NBA All Star Game activities start midweek next week. 

February 13, 2017

City to Host Twelfth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Feb. 13, the City of New Orleans will host the twelfth 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.

February 12, 2017

City of New Orleans to Receive FEMA Assistance

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, in response to Tuesday’s tornadoes, President Trump declared a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana. This means, impacted individuals in Orleans Parish are now eligible for assistance from the federal government and allows for the release of federal funds to help recover from the severe storms and EF-3 tornado in New Orleans East.

February 11, 2017

City and Volunteers Continue Tornado Clean Up Effort

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City and volunteers continued the tornado clean up effort in New Orleans East. The City has set a 30-day timeline to clear all debris from the impacted area. This will be completed in three passes by the Department of Sanitation and local, national, non-profit and faith-based organization volunteers.

February 11, 2017

Media Advisory: Mayor Landrieu, Governor Edwards to Provide Briefing, Worship and Volunteer on Sunday

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will provide an update on the EF3 tornado that damaged parts of New Orleans East last Tuesday. Following a briefing with emergency officials, the Governor and Mayor will attend a mass presided over by Archbishop Gregory Aymond and volunteer with SBP.  This comes just a day after Gov. Edwards announced that President Donald Trump has approved the federal disaster declaration for Orleans Parish.

February 10, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Trip to Lobby for Federal Aid after Tuesday's Tornado in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS--Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement on his trip to Washington, D.C. to lobby for federal aid after an EF-3 tornado hit New Orleans on Wednesday.

February 10, 2017

City Issues Filming Notice for Residents in the French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to residents in the French Quarter.

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