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Mayor Cantrell Declares a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Weather

posted Jul 10, 2019, 5:00 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 10, 2019, 5:01 PM ]

MAYOR CANTRELL DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 10, 2019 


Contact: LaTonya Norton

For Media Inquiries Only 
communications@nola.gov
(504) 658-4962

MAYOR CANTRELL DECLARES A STATE OF

EMERGENCY DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor LaToya Cantrell today issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency due to Tropical Invest 92L.

 

Read the proclamation by clicking on this link.

 

“Because of intense thunderstorms, and the further potential for tropical or hurricane force winds and further thunderstorms, New Orleans may experience more widespread localized severe flooding and gale force winds that could result in the endangerment and threat of life, injury and possible property damage,” Mayor Cantrell said. “I am declaring a state of emergency in the City of New Orleans, warranting the use of all extraordinary measures appropriate to ensure the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience.”

 

The National Weather Service has indicated that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry will form in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of Tropical Invest 92L, and will likely produce heavy rainfall, flash flooding, coastal and river flooding, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes, expected to arrive Thursday, July 11.

 

Watch Mayor Cantrell’s Wednesday afternoon press conference by clicking on this link.

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