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August 5th Flood Updates

Aug 08
8:36 PM
August 5th Flood

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

The City has received reports of localized flooding on multiple streets in and near the Lakeview, City Park and Gentilly areas of New Orleans.

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.

The City will keep residents updated through email alerts and on Twitter @NOLAReady.