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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Emergency Information

Check below for the latest updates about Tropical Storm Cindy.

Latest Alerts & Updates

Updated June 22, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall, Expected to Continue Weakening

The City of New Orleans continues to monitor Tropical Storm Cindy, which made landfall last night and is located 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles and moving north. The system is expected to move northeast over the next 12 to 24 hours. The system is expected to continue weakening and is predicted to become a tropical depression later today, followed by dissipation within 24 hours. Intermittent rain bands will impact the metropolitan area today with decreasing frequency as the day proceeds. 

A tornado watch remains in effect for the New Orleans area until 1p.m. today and a flash flood watch remains in effect through the evening. Residents are encouraged to continue to exercise caution and remain vigilant during severe weather. 

Residents should call 311 for general information and to report non-life threatening emergencies such as storm preparation information, sidewalk and road problems or debris. Due to the decreased severity of the forecast, 311 will return to normal hours and will close at 5p.m. today. Residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Tornado Watch Issued for New Orleans Area

A tornado watch has been issued for the New Orleans area until 1p.m. Thursday. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Information about what to do in the case of a tornado is available from FEMA. A flash flood watch remains in effect through this evening. 

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Overnight

The City of New Orleans continues to monitor Tropical Storm Cindy, currently located south of the Texas/Louisiana border and moving northwest at 8 MPH. Although current predicted rainfall amounts are between 3 to 6 inches, isolated areas could see greater than 8 inches overnight. A flash flood watch remains in effect through tomorrow evening. Residents are encouraged to continue to exercise caution and remain vigilant during severe weather. 

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Updated: School & Summer Program Closures Reported to City

The Recovery School DistrictOrleans Parish School Board, and the New Orleans Recreation Department have reported a number of closures, early dismissals, and delayed starts due to Tropical Storm Cindy. 

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Mayor, City Officials Give Update on Tropical Storm Cindy

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials updated residents and businesses on activity related to Tropical Storm Cindy. The National Weather Service lifted the Tropical Storm Warning for New Orleans. However, heavy rain with moderate winds will continue to impact New Orleans through Friday morning, with an additional 3 to 6 inches of rain anticipated. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch in New Orleans until 7 p.m. and an Areal Flood Advisory until 2 p.m.

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Trash Collection Temporarily Unavailable to Venetian Isles and Irish Bayou

Due to flooding, Metro Disposal is unable to provide trash collection service to Venetian Isles and Irish Bayou today. Metro will resume collection on Saturday, since heavy rains are anticipated through Friday. Residents in this area should remove trash containers from the curb and secure them on their properties until Saturday.

 
 

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Tornado Watch Issued for New Orleans Area Until 7p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for the New Orleans area until 7p.m. Wednesday. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Information about what to do in the case of a tornado is available from FEMA.  

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Tornado Warning No Longer in Effect for New Orleans, Watch Remains

A tornado warning issued at before noon is no longer in effect. New Orleans remains under a tornado watch until 7p.m. 

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Updated June 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Heavy Rainfall From Tropical Storm Cindy Expected in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans continues to monitor Tropical Storm Cindy, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico approximately 180 miles south of New Orleans and moving northwest at 8 MPH. Heavy rain bands with moderate winds will continue to impact New Orleans through Friday morning. Although current predicted rainfall amounts are between 3 to 6 inches, isolated areas could see greater than 8 inches through Thursday night.

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Updated June 20, 2017 at 2:49 PM

City Urges Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy

The City is monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy that could impact southeast U.S. and Gulf coasts, including New Orleans, tonight. The City is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, and the public is encouraged to help spread the word and make the entire community better prepared.

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Updated June 20, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Potential Tropical Storm Expected to Impact New Orleans Starting Tonight

The City of New Orleans continues to monitor a potential tropical storm, currently located in the central Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rain bands with moderate winds will impact New Orleans starting tonight through Friday morning. Although current predicted rainfall amounts are between 4 to 8 inches, isolated areas could see greater than 10 inches through Thursday night.

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Updated June 19, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Tropical Weather Expected to Impact New Orleans

The City of New Orleans is monitoring an area of showers and thunderstorms in the southern Gulf of Mexico. This disturbance is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next 24 hours. Heavy rain bands with moderate winds will likely impact New Orleans starting late Tuesday, Jun. 20 and into the morning on Friday, Jun. 23. 

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Last updated: 6/20/2017 8:59:30 PM

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