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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 12, 2017

UPDATE: Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

NEW ORLEANS -- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Eighteen of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. This is expected to be complete on Monday. Eight final generators or in route from Miami and will be delivered on Sunday. This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season.

August 11, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that Turbine #1 has been successfully repaired, is being monitored and being gradually brought back online throughout the day. Twenty-six generators have been ordered for additional capacity and redundancy and six arrived last night. We expect 12 additional generators to arrive today. The remaining eight generators are on their way and expected to arrive tomorrow.  This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season.

August 10, 2017

Mayor, City Officials Announce Testing of Damaged Sewerage & Water Board Turbine to Bring Back Online

NEW ORLEANS – Tonight, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the Sewerage and Water Board has begun testing the turbine damaged in last night’s incident to determine if it’s ready to be brought fully online.

August 10, 2017

Mayor, Governor and City Officials Update on Diminished Storm Water Pumping Capacity

NEW ORLEANS—Last night, the Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the City’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans. As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm water from the streets is diminished further for the East Bank of New Orleans, west of the Industrial Canal. Pumping stations in Algiers, New Orleans East and Lower Ninth Ward have diesel generators and therefore will not be impacted in this event. 

August 10, 2017

UPDATE: MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu to Provide Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu will join Gov. John Bel Edwards and City officials provide additional updates on the diminished pumping capacities and next steps for New Orleans.

August 10, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu to Provide Sewerage and Water Board Update

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will provide updates on Sewerage & Water Board’s diminished pumping capacities and next steps for residents in preparation for rainfall.

August 09, 2017

Update: City Issues Additional Info Following Sat. Flooding

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans released information following Saturday's no-notice severe weather and flooding. As much as 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in isolated areas of the city within three to four hours.  Many neighborhoods of the city saw rainfall amounts equaling a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year, a so-called 100-year event.

August 09, 2017

City of New Orleans Announces Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as Title Sponsor of Bike Share Program

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the title sponsor of the City’s first bike share program. The City’s bike share vendor, Social Bicycles, joined Blue Cross President and CEO Dr. I. Steven Udvarhelyi to unveil the program, named Blue Bikes.  

 

August 08, 2017

City Receives Various Reports of Flooding in Gentilly, Lakeview and City Park

NEW ORLEANS – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 9:15 pm. tonight, August 8, 2017. The City has begun to activate the Emergency Operation Center.

August 08, 2017

City Advises Residents to Use Caution During Area Flood Advisory

NEW ORLEANS – According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under an area flood advisory until 9:15 p.m. today, August 8, 2017. 

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