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Hurricane Zeta Updates

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Sun
Oct 25
2020
9:32 AM
Hurricane Zeta

City of New Orleans Monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta

 

The City of New Orleans is monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta, which has strengthened and is currently forecast to bring impacts along the northern gulf coast mid week. Specific impacts to the New Orleans area will depend on the exact track and intensity of this system, however, we are once again inside the forecast cone. Coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, and gusty winds are possible with this system. Heavy rain will be possible well ahead of landfall.

Text ZETA to 888777 for ongoing information from the City of New Orleans, including how to prepare, impacts to city services, and emergency alerts. If you received messages during previous storms this year, you're already subscribed.

Residents are encouraged to again make preparations for tropical weather:

Gather what you’ll need to shelter in place

  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also include face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants in your home kit to prevent the spread during recovery activities. 

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Prepare for power & water outages