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