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Thu
Sep 21
2017
11:03 AM
Boil Water Advisory for NOLA East Bank

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory for the East bank of Orleans Parish. Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area is safe to drink and can be used for personal needs.

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Wed
Sep 20
2017
8:09 AM
Boil Water Advisory for NOLA East Bank

Boil Water Advisory Issued for East Bank of New Orleans

The Sewerage & Water Board issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the East bank of New Orleans, due to a drop in water pressure. See swbno.org for more information. Don't consume tap water, be careful bathing, and take care cleaning.

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Thu
Sep 14
2017
4:18 PM
September 14th Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert Issued for New Orleans Area, Thursday, Sep. 14

An Air Quality Alert has been issued for New Orleans until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 14th. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) has raised the Air Quality Index to orange, indicating that the air quality in the afternoon is unhealthy for sensitive groups including active children and adults, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma. These groups should avoid prolonged outdoor activities and exertion. 

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Mon
Sep 11
2017
8:57 AM
Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Now Inland, Minimal Local Impacts

Hurricane Irma made landfall Sunday in Florida and is now moving north-northwest through central Florida. A coastal flood advisory, including the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, is in effect as tides are expected to be one to two feet above normal. Otherwise, no local impacts from Irma are expected. Residents are reminded that we are in the peak of hurricane season. Now is the time to revisit family emergency plans and to gather supplies.

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Fri
Sep 01
2017
5:15 PM
August 5th Flood

Low-interest SBA disaster loans available for renters, homeowners, businesses and nonprofits

Today, the City of New Orleans reminded residents and businesses impacted by the August 5 flood in New Orleans about recovery resources available, such as low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration and other types of assistance from non-profit organizations.

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Wed
Aug 30
2017
8:03 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Mayor Landrieu, Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Harvey

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Harvey is moving north and is expected to move north-northeastward later today. While the threat of severe weather in New Orleans has reduced, a Flash Flood Watch is in still effect in the area through Thursday. Mayor Landrieu advises residents to remain vigilant and prepare for the potential of moderate and short rain events.

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Wed
Aug 30
2017
4:24 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Sandbags Available for Pickup

Sandbags are available at the following New Orleans Fire Department stations until 7pm on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

  • 987 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
  • 2000 Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • 4115 Woodland Ave.
  • 2118 Elysian Fields Ave.
  • 5403 Read Rd.

Sandbags are no longer available at Broad & Poydras and Elysian Fields & 610.

 

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Tue
Aug 29
2017
4:28 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Schools to Reopen Wednesday, Aug. 30

  • Archdiocese of New Orleans Schools
  • Delgado Community College
  • Dillard University
  • Loyola University of New Orleans
  • LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School District Schools
  • Southern University of New Orleans 
  • Tulane University
  • University of New Orleans
  • Xavier University of New Orleans

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Tue
Aug 29
2017
10:11 AM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Mayor Landrieu Provides Updates on Tropical Storm Harvey

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Yesterday, the City experienced some localized flooding and received as much as 5.85 inches of rain at the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) pump station in New Orleans East. Currently, Harvey is slowly moving east with a turn toward the northeast later today, followed by a turn northwest Wednesday. Mayor Landrieu has advised residents to stay home and shelter in place today due to heavy rainfall and potential localized flooding associated with Harvey.

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Mon
Aug 28
2017
6:14 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Residents Advised to Stay Home Tuesday; City Hall, NORD Facilities to Close

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with City Officials, provided an update on Tropical Storm Harvey. On Saturday, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to drift southeast just off the mid-Texas coast through tonight and will then move northeast through Wednesday morning with minimal strengthening. Mayor Landrieu is advising residents to stay home and shelter in place tomorrow due to heavy rainfall associated with Harvey.

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Mon
Aug 28
2017
2:05 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

City Advises Residents to Use Caution During Area Flood Advisory

According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under an areal flood advisory until 2:15 p.m. today, August 28, 2017. Additionally, Southwest Louisiana is under a flood watch until Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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Sun
Aug 27
2017
5:09 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

City Remains Vigilant, Praying for Texas

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The National Weather Service expects fewer impacts in the New Orleans area than previously forecasted. However, heavy rainfall remains possible through next Sunday with chances of localized flooding occurring. Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Texas affected by the Hurricane. 

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Sat
Aug 26
2017
4:19 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Harvey Downgraded to Tropical Storm, City Remains Vigilant

Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm today and is expected to hover over southeast Texas through the middle of next week. Harvey will continue to weaken. However, prolonged heavy rainfall remains the primary threat from the storm.  The National Weather Service predicts that, while still uncertain, the storm could produce heavy rainfall and potential flooding in the New Orleans area beginning Sunday and lasting through the week. 

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Fri
Aug 25
2017
5:32 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Mayor Landrieu Provides Updates on Precautions in Advance of Hurricane Harvey

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Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with City Officials, provided an update on precautions in advance of Hurricane Harvey. Currently a Category 3 hurricane, Harvey continues to strengthen and is expected to make landfall later today on the central Texas coast. Additionally, it is expected to slow down considerably and make its way east over parts of Louisiana. Prolonged heavy rainfall remains the main threat to the New Orleans region from Hurricane Harvey. 

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Thu
Aug 24
2017
3:45 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

Mayor Landrieu Provides Updates on Precautions in Advance of Hurricane Harvey

While still uncertain, the latest forecast shows Harvey strengthening by Friday and producing heavy rainfall and potential flooding affecting New Orleans starting late Sunday and lasting through the week. The current forecast indicates 5-10 inches of rain for the duration of the hurricane for New Orleans, with heaviest rain most likely beginning Sunday and through mid-week. 

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Wed
Aug 23
2017
5:35 PM
Tropical Storm Harvey

City Provides Update In Advance of Tropical Depression Harvey

Today, the City of New Orleans provided an update on precautions in advance of Tropical Depression Harvey as Mayor Landrieu and City officials continue to monitor the system, located in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fri
Aug 18
2017
5:41 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

City Allocates $22 Million in Funds for Additional Drainage Improvements

Plan funds to fix thousands of catch basins, add early warning system for underpass flooding, deliver after-action analysis on July 22 and August 5 flood events.

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Wed
Aug 16
2017
4:50 PM
August 17th Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory Issued for New Orleans

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area for tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that high humidity levels will result in heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees in New Orleans, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.

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Tue
Aug 15
2017
8:24 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

City Provides Update on SWB Power Generation and Drainage Systems

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on the evening of August 9, Turbine #1, has been repaired and is operational. To provide additional capacity and redundancy, 26 generators were ordered and have arrived in New Orleans. The City will update residents on generator installations, and pump and turbine repairs as information becomes available.

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Tue
Aug 15
2017
3:45 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

City Releases RFP, Third-party Analysis of Flood Events, SWB Turbine Failure

The City is seeking a firm to deliver a report that details in narrative, diagrams and data the causes of the flood events and turbine failure. It should be completed with input and analysis from subject matter experts and interviews with staff and contractors in order to determine the underlying causes.

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Tue
Aug 15
2017
7:41 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Contractors Working Around the Clock on Repairs at G. J. Sullivan Drainage Pumping Station #6

Under the Mayor’s emergency declaration, contractors will be working around-the-clock to repair pumps currently out of service at G. J. Sullivan Drainage Pumping Station #6 (345 Orpheum Drive.)  As a result of this emergency work, the drainage pumping stations’ ventilation system and exhaust fans must run 24 hours a day. Residents are advised to be patient and should expect to hear the fans operating until further notice.

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Mon
Aug 14
2017
11:50 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

City Provides Update on SWB Power Generation and Drainage Systems

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries and installations as information becomes available.

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Mon
Aug 14
2017
2:15 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries and installations as information becomes available.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
12:27 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
10:30 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity
Sun
Aug 13
2017
8:45 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Orleans Parish School Board and Recovery School District Announce School Will Resume Monday

The Orleans Parish Schools (OPSB) and Recovery School District (RSD) have announced that school campuses will be open starting Monday, August 14. In light of the city’s announcement that the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) power turbine that was taken out of commission due to a fire has been fixed, school programs may resume as previously scheduled at all Orleans Parish school sites.

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Sun
Aug 13
2017
8:42 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

UPDATE: Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Eighteen of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available. 

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Fri
Aug 11
2017
1:50 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that Turbine #1 has been successfully repaired, is being monitored and being gradually brought back online throughout the day. Twenty-six generators have been ordered for additional capacity and redundancy and six arrived last night. We expect 12 additional generators to arrive today. The remaining eight generators are on their way and expected to arrive tomorrow.  This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season.

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Thu
Aug 10
2017
10:25 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Mayor, City Officials Announce Testing of Damaged Sewerage & Water Board Turbine to Bring Online

Tonight, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the Sewerage and Water Board has begun testing the turbine damaged in last night’s incident to determine if it’s ready to be brought fully online.

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Thu
Aug 10
2017
7:10 PM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Mayor, Governor and City Officials Update on Diminished Storm Water Pumping Capacity

Last night, the Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the City’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans. As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm water from the streets is diminished further for the East Bank of New Orleans, west of the Industrial Canal. Pumping stations in Algiers, New Orleans East and Lower Ninth Ward have diesel generators and therefore will not be impacted in this event. 

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Thu
Aug 10
2017
3:24 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity
Thu
Aug 10
2017
1:55 AM
S&WB Stormwater Pumping Capacity

Storm Water Pumping Capacity Further Diminished in East Bank of New Orleans West of Industrial Canal

NEW ORLEANS—Last night, the Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the City’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans. As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm water from the streets is diminished further for the East Bank of New Orleans, west of the Industrial Canal. This does not affect New Orleans East, Lower Ninth Ward and Algiers.

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Wed
Aug 09
2017
2:11 PM
August 5th Flood

Update: City Issues Additional Info Following Sat. Flooding

Today, the City of New Orleans released information following Saturday's no-notice severe weather and flooding.

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Wed
Aug 09
2017
12:05 PM
August 5th Flood

Resources for Small Businesses Affected by Flooding

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development is currently conducting preliminary damage assessments of businesses affected by Saturday's flooding. If your business was damaged, contact Economic Development at (504) 658-4200. 

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Tue
Aug 08
2017
8:36 PM
August 5th Flood

City Receives Various Reports of Flooding in Gentilly, Lakeview and City Park

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 9:15 pm. tonight, August 8, 2017. The City has begun to activate the Emergency Operation Center.

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Tue
Aug 08
2017
7:40 PM
August 5th Flood

City Advises Residents to Use Caution During Flash Flood Warning

According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under an area flash flood warning until 9:15 p.m. today, August 8, 2017.

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Mon
Aug 07
2017
6:27 PM
August 5th Flood

Volunteer Opportunities and Assistance for Residents Available

Community organizations are our partners in preparedness and response. Link with them directly for more info on volunteer opportunities and available assistance.

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Mon
Aug 07
2017
1:54 PM
August 5th Flood

City Makes Additional Reminders Following Saturday Flooding

Today, the City of New Orleans released the information following Saturday's no-notice severe weather and flooding. As much as 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in isolated areas of the city within three to four hours.  Many neighborhoods of the city saw rainfall amounts equaling a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year, a so-called 100-year event.  Others saw rainfall amounts equaling a 10 percent chance of occurring in any year, a so-called 10-year event.

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Sun
Aug 06
2017
4:48 PM
August 5th Flood

Morris Jeff Community School Closed Monday

Morris Jeff Community School officials have announced the school will be closed Monday, August 7 due to water that remains inside the basement levels of the school. School will begin Tuesday, August 8 at 8:00 am, unless otherwise instructed. No other school closures have been reported at this time.

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Sun
Aug 06
2017
3:09 PM
August 5th Flood

Updated: City Makes Additional Reminders Following Saturday Flooding

Today, the City of New Orleans released the following Saturday's no-notice severe weather and flooding. As much as 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in isolated areas of the city within three to four hours. 

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Sat
Aug 05
2017
7:16 PM
August 5th Flood

Heavy Rains and Flooding in New Orleans: Stay Safe and Clean Up

Heavy rains caused flooding across New Orleans yesterday, Saturday, Aug. 5. If your property was damaged, contact your insurer, document the damage, and clean up safely.

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Sat
Aug 05
2017
5:35 PM
August 5th Flood

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

According to the National Weather Service, the City of New Orleans may continue to experience severe weather and heavy rainfall today, August 5, 2017. Public safety is our top priority, so we are advising residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. New Orleans is under a Flash Flood Warning until 8 p.m. on August 5, 2017, and a Flood Advisory until 8 p.m. August 5, 2017.

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