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Summer 2023 Excessive Heat Updates

Jun 26
5:40 PM
Summer 2023 Excessive Heat

Excessive Heat Warning Issued for New Orleans Starting Tuesday, June 27th


NEW ORLEANS - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in the New Orleans area for Tuesday, June 27th from 10 A.M. until 8 P.M.  The weather forecast indicates that high humidity levels will result in heat index values – that is, temperatures that “feel like” – up to 120 degrees on Tuesday.  Dangerously hot temperatures likely to continue through the remainder of the week. The combination of afternoon heat index readings above 110 degress and morning lows remaining well above normal will provide little if any relief for the body to cool for those without access to air conditioning or cooling centers.



Earlier this month, the City of New Orleans launched the NOLA Ready Heat Relief Map, which can be found at  This interactive map lists free, indoor air-conditioned locations for the general public. 

Businesses or organizations that are willing to act as a free community cooling site should email with the address, dates, and hours to be added to the map.



Individuals seeking refuge during the daytime may visit the following locations on Tuesday, June 27th:

  • Arthur Monday Community Center is open Monday - Friday, 7 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (1111 Newton Street, Suite 101)
  • Carrollton-Hollygrove Senior Center is open Monday - Friday, 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (3300 Hamilton St)
  • Algiers Courthouse is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 2:45 P.M. (225 Morgan Street, Room 209)
  • Louisiana SPCA is open Monday - Saturday, 12 P.M. - 7 P.M. (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd)
  • OHL Sobering Center is open 24/7 (732 N Claiborne Ave)
  • NORDC locations are open as follows:
    • Rosenwald “Annex” Senior Building is open Monday - Friday, 9 A.M. – 7 P.M. (1120 S. Broad St)
    • NORD Annunciation Center is open Monday – Friday, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. (800 Race St)
    • Desire-Florida Multi-Purpose Recreation Center is open Monday-Friday, 9 A.M. – 7 P.M. (3250 Industry St)
    • NORDC Aquatics will be open as follows:
      • Gert Town Pool is open Monday – Wednesday, 8 A.M. – 7 P.M. (3411 Broadway St)
      • Joe W. Brown Pool is open Monday – Wednesday, 8 A.M. – 7 P.M. (5601 Read Blvd)
      • Sanchez Center Pool is open Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 7 P.M. (1616 Fats Domino Ave)
      • Stallings Gentilly Pool is open Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. (2700 Lapeyrouse St)
      • Treme Pool is open Monday – Friday, 4 P.M. – 7 P.M. (900 N. Villere St)
      • Lyons Pool is open Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. (624 Louisiana Ave)
      • Federal City Pool on Naval Base is open Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. (2220 Constitution St)
  • All New Orleans Public Library locations are open Monday – Thursday, 10 A.M. - 7 P.M. and Friday – Saturday, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M., with the following exceptions:
    • Main Library is open Monday - Thursday, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. and Friday – Saturday, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
    • Rosa Keller Library & Community Center is closed due to facilities maintenance.
    • Milton H. Latter Memorial Library is closed due to facilities maintenance.
  • For Unhoused Individuals:
    • Ozanam Inn has a cooling area from 5:30 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. daily (2239 Poydras St)
    • New Orleans Women & Children's Shelter will be open 9 A.M. -5 P.M.
    • The New Orleans Mission will open their Day Center as a cooling site and provide water 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. daily.
    • Grace at the Greenlight will be open 6:30 A.M. - 7:15 A.M. daily and will have water on hand.


Entergy New Orleans does not disconnect on days that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which is expected to last through July 4, 2023.  Residents can call 1-800-ENTERGY to report outages. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) will also suspend shut offs for delinquent accounts.  Please call 52-WATER to report any water or sewer emergencies. 



These hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken. Residents can visit to find localized updates on weather conditions when considering outdoor activities.  Residents are advised to take the following precautions to prevent health emergencies due to overexposure to extreme heat:  

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.  

  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.  

  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  

  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.  

  • To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.  

  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1. 

  • Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle. Even in 70-degree weather, the interior temperature of a vehicle can increase rapidly to over 100 degrees in just 20 minutes. Cracking a window does not help.  

  • Leaving a child or pet unattended in a vehicle often leads to a life-threatening emergency. Anyone who sees a child or animal unattended in a vehicle is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.  

For more city updates or information about heat-related illnesses and tips on staying cool, please visit  

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