The City of New Orleans, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey. Text HARVEY to 888-777 to receive updates from the City of New Orleans.
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.
Sandbags are available at the following New Orleans Fire Department stations until 7pm on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Sandbags are no longer available at Broad & Poydras and Elysian Fields & 610.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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