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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City Advises Residents to Use Caution During Flood Advisory

January 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under a flood advisory through this evening. Residents are advised to use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding such as streets under bridges and overpasses. 


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 remain indoors during heavy rainfall unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The New Orleans Police Department will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.


Additionally, residents are allowed to park on the neutral ground and sidewalks, as long as vehicles do not block intersections or streetcar tracks, until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.


Residents are encouraged to visit to view reported street flooding. The City will keep residents updated through email alerts and the @NOLAReady Twitter account.



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Last updated: 1/30/2018 5:43:22 PM

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