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Monday September 3rd, 2018 :: 11:05 a.m. EDT


Make Preparations for Tropical Storm Gordon

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The City of New Orleans continues to monitor Tropical Storm Gordon, which is expected to impact the NOLA region late Tuesday through Wednesday. The main impacts are expected to be heavy rain, high winds, and coastal flooding in areas outside of the levee system. Residents are encouraged to prepare property for heavy rain and wind, gather supplies, and plan to shelter in place during severe weather. More information is available at

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from in front of catch basins. Never lift a catch basin lid or insert anything into a catch basin.
  • Report clogged catch basins to 3-1-1.
  • To reduce the risk of street flooding, do not park in front of or on a catch basin.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.

Stay safe during heavy rain

  • Don’t walk or drive through flood waters. 
  • If water rises around your car, abandon the car immediately.
  • Report major flooding to 9-1-1.
  • View reports of street flooding at

Plan to shelter in place during severe weather

  • Gather emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, medications, and a flashlight.
  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment.
  • Prepare for potential power outages: turn your fridge to its lowest temperature, charge electronic devices, and preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Bring pets inside.
  • Call 911 in an emergency. Call 311 for information or to report non-emergency service requests like downed trees.
  • Storms can be scary for children. Talk to your family about what’s happening, and keep games and toys on hand to entertain.

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New Orleans, LA

Emergency: 9-1-1

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