City Provides Updates on Severe Weather, Flooding
Today, the City of New Orleans released the following information following heavy rains and thunderstorms that moved through the metro area this morning. The National Weather Service reports nearly six inches of rain fell in parts of the city, sparking Flash Flood Warnings. Widespread street flooding was reported throughout the city. Public safety agencies responded to over 200 emergency calls, including street flooding, underpass barricading, and water rescues.
Department of Sanitation crews are working to clear debris from major roadways. Residents are asked to retrieve trash and recycling bins that may have moved due to flood waters.
Residents with stranded vehicles in roadways are expected to move their vehicles to the side of the road, preferably a parking lane, immediately. To reopen traffic flow, the Department of Public Works has towed some abandoned vehicles blocking roadways. Owners can pick up vehicles free of charge at the Auto Pound Lot at 400 N. Claiborne Ave. The lot hours are 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and can be reached by phone at 504-658-8284.
The Department of Parks and Parkways is responding to tree emergencies. Call 3-1-1 to report downed trees or limbs in the right of way.
Cleaning up after Flooding
Residents are encouraged to clear debris from in front of catch basins and around their property that may have occurred as a result of flooding. Sanitation collection will occur as regularly scheduled. For properties eligible for collection by the City:
- During the second collection this week, the Sanitation Department will pick up a limited amount of bulky waste including debris, carpeting and other large items. Residents should call 3-1-1 if they have between 6 and 16 bundles or bags of debris or larger bulky waste.
- Tree limbs, branches and carpeting must be cut in four feet (or less) lengths and bundled. Tree limbs cannot be more than 12 inches in diameter.*
- Leaves and loose debris should be bagged and the bags secured.*
- *Weight limit of 50 pounds.
If your home has sustained flood damage and you need assistance with mucking and gutting, call 3-1-1. If you are dealing with landlord-tenant issues related to flooding, call Southeast Louisiana Legal Services at 504-529-1000.
Filing Damage Claims
Residents are encouraged to document any damage to vehicles, homes, or businesses with photos. More information about filing damage claims with flood insurance or auto insurance is available at https://ready.nola.gov/incident/june-10-flooding/recovery-resources/.