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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 23, 2017

City Provides Update In Advance of Tropical Depression Harvey

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans provided an update on precautions in advance of Tropical Depression Harvey as Mayor Landrieu and City officials continue to monitor the system, located in the Gulf of Mexico.

August 23, 2017

City Issues Update on Status and Path Forward for French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued an update on the status and path forward for the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project (FQIIP) which began on April 24, 2017. Due to significant rain delays, unforeseen site conditions and budget, the City has determined that it will take a phased approach to complete the project.

August 23, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: City Officials to Provide Update on Precautions in Advance of Tropical Depression Harvey

NEW ORLEANS — Today, City officials will provide an update on the preparedness activities for Tropical Depression Harvey.

August 22, 2017

Small Business Administration to Offer Disaster Assistance to Residents Affected by August 5 Flooding

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer low-interest federal disaster loans to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by flooding that occurred August 4-6, including August 5 flooding in New Orleans.

August 22, 2017

Mayor Landrieu and Sewerage & Water Board Announce Interim Emergency Management and Support Team

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) announced an Interim Emergency Management and Support team, which will provide administrative, financial and technical capacity to the S&WB through November 30, 2017, the end of Hurricane Season.


August 21, 2017

City and S&WB Announce More Drainage Pump Repairs

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of Sewerage and Water Board’s (S&WB) power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans as well as an update on catch basin repairs and assistance delivered to over 500 residents at the flood resource center held last week.

August 18, 2017

City Allocates $26 Million in Funds for Additional Drainage Improvements

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, the City of New Orleans presented an approximately $26 million plan from Mayor Landrieu to clean and fix thousands of catch basins, provide an early warning system for underpass flooding and conduct a comprehensive analysis of the problems that led up to the July 22 and August 5 floods. Mayor Landrieu previously announced the City would work to clean and fix more catch basins and drain lines, especially in areas most prone to flooding.

August 18, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Congo Square and Jackson Square, Adjacent Area

NEW ORLEANS--- On Saturday, August 19, the City of New Orleans may restrict or temporarily suspend vehicle access in parts of the French Quarter in response to planned protest activity.

August 18, 2017

Season Fifteen of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza, PlayNOLA and DJ Wild Wayne, will continue the fifteenth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for young people over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

August 16, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Canal Street between Dorsiere and Bourbon Streets

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works will reduce travel lanes on Canal Street between Dorsiere and Bourbon Streets to one lane beginning at 4 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The lane reduction will allow construction crews to finish concrete placement on the 100 block of Bourbon Street. Work hours will also be temporarily extended until 10 p.m.

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