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City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

posted Aug 10, 2016, 11:59 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 12:00 PM ]

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Office of the Mayor Press Releases & Media Advisories


August 10, 2016

Contact: Hayne Rainey 

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4945

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather


NEW ORLEANS, LA – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), severe weather, including heavy rains and flooding, is expected to develop in New Orleans this evening and last through Saturday morning. Public safety is our top priority; the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert.


The New Orleans area has been placed under a flood watch from tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. until Saturday morning.  


Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.


Residents are advised to stay home during heavy rainfall unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The NOPD will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.


The City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring weather conditions and will keep residents updated through e-mail alerts and the Twitter handle @nolaready.


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