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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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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.

February 10, 2017

City Issues Reminder of Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of 2017 Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion Parades

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2017 Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion parades scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The City encourages the public to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

February 10, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures on Poydras Street between LaSalle Street and Loyola Avenue

NEW ORLEANS — On Sunday, Feb. 12, the construction contractor for the Dave & Buster’s project will close the right and middle lanes on the river bound side of Poydras Street between LaSalle Street and Loyola Avenue from 7 a.m. until noon to safely complete work with a large crane. 


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.

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