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Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 8:56 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 8:56 AM ]

Get ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1st

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June 2018

Hello New Orleans!

It's time for hurricane prep. Each year hurricane season lasts from June to November, but as we saw last week, storms are possible throughout the year. 

Tropical weather begins with a low-pressure area of circling winds over water. A system can develop into a tropical depression, tropical storm, or a hurricane. Dangers include high winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, flooding, and power outages, which means you should insure your property for both wind and flood damage

You're probably no stranger to these storms. Still, it's important to make a plan with your family in case a storm comes our way. Depending on a storm's severity, a mandatory evacuation might be ordered. If the City of New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation, all residents and visitors must leave. If an evacuation is not ordered, it's up to you to decide to evacuate or shelter in place. 

We're listing the hurricane preparedness basics below. But there are extra things to consider during an emergency for some families that include

Find more information on hurricane season prep at ready.nola.gov/hurricane or call 311.

Until next month,

- The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

Stay connected

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and keep up with the news during hurricane season. Know the contact info of your family and friends so you can get in touch if you need to.

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Make a plan

Make a plan to evacuate and to shelter at home. If you can't evacuate on your own, learn about City-assisted evacuation. Include your family's special needs in your plans.

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Gather supplies

Make a home kit with what you need to shelter in place for 3 days. Pack a go bag with what you need to evacuate. You’ll be surprised how many things you already have.

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. 

 

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Message from Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

posted Jun 1, 2018, 12:46 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

 

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MESSAGE FROM COUNCILMEMBER PALMER

First of all, let me just say that I’m thrilled to be back and serving District C. Since taking office three weeks ago, I have hit the ground running and working to fulfill several of my campaign promises. I tackled the city’s short-term rental program at the first regularly scheduled council meeting. My approved motions are the first step toward changing how we issue permits and who can receive them. In addition, the City Planning Commission will be required to include community feedback by hosting a public hearing as part of the process to revamp the program.

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City Council Approves Changes to Short-Term Rental Program

At the first official meeting of the newly commissioned City Council on May 24, the Council unanimously passed legislation authored by Councilmember Gisleson Palmer to review and improve regulations of the city's short-term rental (STR) program.

 

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Councilmember Palmer Issues Official Statement Regarding Funding for Algiers Public Projects

In reviewing the funds that were set aside for Algiers projects, many of which were started in my first term, and some even proceeded 2010, it has come to my attention that the previous Administration has requested an amendment of the set-aside funds for the soccer stadium to be directed towards the Natatorium. This flies in the face of what was originally promised to Algiers.

 

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Be Prepared for Hurricanes

Today is the first day of Hurricane Season and we want you to be prepared. Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer joined Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city elected officials to inform the public about the importance of having a disaster plan. Hurricanes and tropical weather are extremely dangerous. These storms can produce heavy rain, high winds, flooding, power outages and tornadoes.

 

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Community Spotlight: High Voltage Inc.

High Voltage Inc. celebrated New Orleans turning 300 with a day of service. The non-profit organization teamed up with two other community groups, Hands on New Orleans and NOLA Trash Mob to “clean up” the Treme and Lafitte neighborhoods.

 

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Meet Neighborhood Engagement Office Liaison, Saturday, May 19

posted May 16, 2018, 2:19 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 16, 2018, 2:20 PM ]

Allison Cormier, the new District C Liaison in the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, will be at the Algiers Regional Library this Saturday, May 19th, from 11 AM – 4 PM. She is interested in meeting neighbors, logging complaints, hearing general concerns, and discussing any issues as it relates to your neighborhood, Algiers, and the City.

If you won’t be able to make it to the library, Allison is always available via email (allison.cormier@nola.gov) or phone (504-658-4966).

Allison L. Cormier

Neighborhood Liaison | District C

Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement  Office | City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido St. | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112

allison.cormier@nola.gov | (o) 504-658-4966 | (c) 850-572-6432

From The Desk Of Senator Carter - Algiers Ferry Terminal Upgrade Coming

posted May 10, 2018, 2:46 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 10, 2018, 2:47 PM ]

 

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From The Desk Of Senator Carter - Algiers Ferry Terminal Upgrade Coming

 

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©2018 Senator Troy A. Carter, Sr., District 7 - Louisiana | Post Office Box 50730 | New Orleans, Louisiana 70150

 

Algiers Point Shotgun House Tour - Saturday May 12, 2018

posted May 9, 2018, 10:17 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 9, 2018, 10:18 AM ]

Our annual celebration of one of New Orleans' most recognizable architectural treasures is just around the corner! We hope you'll join us this Saturday, May 12 for the Shotgun House Tour in historic Algiers Point – our city's second-oldest neighborhood. This year's tour will highlight six different houses that showcase the livability and versatility of our city's vernacular architecture – plus three additional "lagniappe" properties. 

Getting there can be half the fun – try taking the scenic route to Algiers Point on Saturday! The pedestrian ferry across the Mississippi River offers some of the best panoramic views of the city. The first ferry departs from Canal Street at 10:45 AM on Saturday morning, running every 30 minutes all day long with a $2 fare each way. The tour will be completely walkable once you arrive at the Algiers ferry terminal. See ferry schedule & more details from NORTA.

And remember – tour tickets purchased before the day of the tour are discounted – buy yours today!
Get a sneak peak below of some of the houses on tour from the May issue of Preservation in Print! While you're touring these incredible homes in Algiers Point, be sure to check out the neighborhood's small businesses and local hot spots, too!
232 Pelican Ave.

Built after the great fire of 1895, this double-shotgun in Algiers Point is adorned with hand-carved millwork, beautiful wood flooring and original solid wood doors.Read More
323 Eliza St.

Nicknamed “petite grande” by its owners, this camelback shotgun has a serene screened-in back porch and a large collection of family treasures.
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244 Vallette St.

Tall ceilings, original wood floors, fireplaces, plaster medallions and a still-functioning pair of huge pocket doors all come together to transport visitors to another time. Read more.
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NOPD Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe from Carjackings and What to Do If You Become A Victim

posted May 4, 2018, 11:06 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 4, 2018, 11:21 AM ]

WATCH: NOPD Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe from Carjackings and What to Do If You Become A Victim

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WATCH: NOPD Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe from Carjackings and What to Do If You Become A Victim

Juan Barnes


NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans has seen a statistical decrease in many violent crimes in the past year, among these being carjackings. This is in contrast to carjacking being a crime that has seen an increase in occurrence nationally.


Carjacking is defined as the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation. If this act is done with the use of a weapon or implied weapon, then the incident is classified as an armed carjacking.


Click here to see NOPD Officer Juan Barnes discuss safety tips to keep in mind not only to protect yourself from becoming the victim of a carjacking, but what to do if you do happen to become a victim of this violent crime.

 

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City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:27 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 2:27 PM ]


4 COPS NOPD 4th District Crawfish Boil - Saturday, April 21, 2018

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

A Crawfish Boil benefitting NOPD 4th District will be held at Federal City on Saturday, April 21, 4-6pm. Contact bobbiewhid@aol.com for more information.


Mtg About New Buildings for Algiers Police & Fire Stations

posted Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

A public meeting will be held to inform neighbors about a proposed zoning change and conditional use request for two new buildings- NOPD 4th District Station and NOFD 8th District Station at 3300 and 3320 Wall Boulevard.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

WHERE: Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., New Orleans, 70131

Renderings of the buildings will be available at the meeting and you will have an opportunity to present questions and concerns.

Prepare for Tropical Storm Nate

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

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Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to impact Southeast Louisiana over the weekend, starting Saturday, and will likely strengthen to a category 1 hurricane. Heavy wind is currently the primary concern for New Orleans, with secondary threats including rainfall and tornadoes. Storm surge is also a threat for residents outside of levy protection. 

 

Plan to shelter in place, have 3 days of supplies for each person in your household, and stay informed. 

Sign up for emergency alerts for life safety information. For non-emergency information and updates on Tropical Storm Nate, text NATE to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov

Prepare to shelter in place

Gather what you'll need to shelter in place

 

  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games

 

Prepare for power & water outages

 

  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment. Call 311.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to clean and flush toilets.
  • Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • Preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.

Prepare for a storm

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Secure your home

 

  • Check your roof and siding for any loose pieces.
  • Cover your windows with plywood or storm shutters.
  • Secure boats and recreational vehicles.
  • If you live in a trailer or mobile home, evacuate for any storm. Before you leave, do all the above and:
  • Shut off fuel lines but do not disconnect them.
  • Turn off water where it enters your home.
  • Use both “over the top” and “frame” ties to secure your home.

 

NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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