NEW ORLEANS, LA – In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, the City of New Orleans is advising residents to take safety precautions in regards to trees affected by the storm.
The impact of a major storm on trees may not be obvious, but storm affected trees may cause serious damage and harm. Limbs may split or break and branches can come crashing down during high winds. There are dangerous risks associated with storm damaged trees, which can cause personal injury and property damage.
“We are reminding residents of the serious dangers that are posed by trees that have been compromised by Hurricane Isaac,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Michelle L. Thomas. “As we work to clear the damage and debris caused by the storm, we are asking residents to stay vigilant and alert as they move about the city, particularly when jogging or walking pets along streets that have mature trees. Please exercise great caution to avoid preventable accidents.”
The City is continuing to remove damaged trees and debris.