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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 10, 2017

Tornado Clean Up Effort Continues

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the tornado clean up effort in New Orleans East continued. 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 09, 2017

City Announces Debris Pickup Schedule and Collection Guidelines

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans announced the debris collection schedule and guidelines following this week’s tornado. In an effort to streamline the recovery process, debris collection will take place in the most affected areas, bounded by Chantilly Drive, Chef Menteur Highway, Bullard Avenue and Dwyer Road. Click here to view a map of the area.

February 09, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces Critical Steps in Tornado Clean Up Effort

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that critical steps in the clean-up efforts have begun for tornado damage in New Orleans East. The City, Governor’s Office, FEMA and the Small Business Administration formed four teams to canvass the entire impacted area and conduct a preliminary damage assessment to determine the eligibility of a federal disaster declaration.

February 08, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Provides Tornado Recovery Update

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu provided an update on the tornado recovery efforts in New Orleans East. Emergency crews continue to work around the clock to repair the destruction caused by yesterday’s tornado.

February 07, 2017

New Orleans Provides Update Following Severe Weather and Tornadoes

NEW ORLEANS—Today, at 10:45a.m., the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in New Orleans East. Emergency crews are currently responding to several reports of damage in the affected area. As a result, Interstate 10 exits at both Chef Menteur Highway and Downman Road are CLOSED at this time.

February 03, 2017

ICYMI: City of New Orleans hosts #EquityNewOrleans Community Listening Session on Transportation, Access and Mobility

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, January 30, the City of New Orleans hosted the fourth #EquityNewOrleans Community Listening Session at the University Medical Center Conference Center. #EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative to assess the role of equity in City government, using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement. 

February 03, 2017

City Issues Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon slated for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The event is expected to draw more than 18,000 runners to the city. A detailed description and map of the race’s route is included below.

February 02, 2017

Noise Variance Notice for the CBD

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued a notice of noise variance to New Orleans residents in Central Business District for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 and Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

February 02, 2017

Traffic Advisory: St. Charles Avenue (Louisiana Avenue – Calliope Street)

NEW ORLEANS—On Friday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m., the City of New Orleans construction contractor, Boh Bros. Construction, LLC, will begin a lane closure on the eastbound side of St. Charles Avenue from St. Mary Street to Erato Street and a westbound lane closure from Polymnia Street to Second Street in order to safely complete work in those areas.  All work between Louisiana Avenue and Calliope Street will be completed by February 10, and crews will be fully demobilized by February 14.


February 01, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, American Can Residents and Councilmember Guidry Announce Extension of Affordable Housing and New Services

NEW ORLEANS —Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, American Can residents, Councilmember Guidry and Audubon Communities, the owner of the American Can Apartments, announced the successful resolution of negotiations that extend affordable housing at the American Can Apartments through October and provides additional support services for residents. 

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