New Orleans, LA – New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority East offers the following statement addressing community concerns regarding water levels in Bayou St. John: “The Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) has, in recent months, received inquiries regarding fluctuating water levels in Bayou St. John. READ MORE
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New Orleans, LA – In the wake of Barry, leadership of The Flood Protection Authority – East continues to assess the water levels and rainfall from the storm. We will now begin the process to reopen complex structures of the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. Crews will reopen the Surge Barrier, located in New [...]
New Orleans, LA – Our field crews will continue the process of reopening floodgates in several areas around Orleans Parish. Today crews will be dispatched to open the following floodgates: Orleans Parish - All gates along Lakeshore Drive - Key river gates along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal - More rail line gates for CSX, [...]
New Orleans, LA – Our field crews will begin the process of reopening floodgates in an effort to assist with rail, emergency routes, and river commerce. Beginning at 8:00 PM crews will be dispatched to open the following floodgates in these areas: READ MORE
New Orleans, LA – We have received several reports from our field crews that vehicles are parked in front of floodgates. As we continue to monitor Hurricane Barry, we will eventually start reopening several gates. We are asking anyone who has a parked vehicle in front of or near a floodgate to remove them immediately [...]
New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority-East will continue closures due to the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. Orleans Parish - Beginning at 6:00 PM crews will close floodgates on Highway 90 in New Orleans East subject to wind conditions. The emergency bypass ramps will remain open. Residents outside the protected areas are encouraged [...]
New Orleans, LA – Due to the continuing threat of Tropical Storm Barry the Flood Protection Authority–East will continue closures throughout the Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). Orleans Parish - Due to the rising levels of Lake Pontchartrain, crews have closed several floodgates along Lakeshore Drive. - Beginning at 2:00 PM we will [...]
New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority-East will continue closures due to the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. St. Bernard Parish - Beginning at 10:00 AM the sector gates at Bayou Bienvenue and Caernarvon will close. - We are monitoring Highway 46 but it remains open at this time. READ MORE
St. Bernard Parish, LA – The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) East Closure Sector Gate and Bayou Bienvenue Vertical Lift Gate are closing at 6:00 PM. Seek safe harbor at Caernarvon. Bayou Dupre will not reopen during this storm event. READ MORE
New Orleans, LA – We will be closing the Hwy 39 Floodgate (St. Bernard Highway) at the St. Bernard / Plaquemines Parish line due to the impact of Tropical Storm Barry by 10:00 PM Thursday. The gate will remain closed throughout the remainder of this storm event. The emergency access ramp over the adjacent levee [...]