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
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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 [...]
New Orleans, LA – Leadership of the Flood Protection Authority will begin closing complex structures today due to the projected wind conditions of Tropical Storm Barry. The Surge Barrier located in New Orleans East, will close at 6:00 PM today. Immediately following we will close the Seabrook Sector Gate located at the mouth of the [...]
New Orleans, LA – In preparation of the potential impact of Invest 92L the Flood Protection Authority will take several measures to ensure to the safety and protection of the area. In accordance with our emergency operations procedures we are in the process of closing several flood gates and structures that will have an impact [...]
New Orleans, LA – For more than five years now, the Flood Protection Authority (FPA) has worked diligently to resolve Lake Borgne Basin Levee District’s unsustainable financial predicament while continuing to meet the Authority’s obligation to ensure the physical and operational integrity of the regional flood risk management system in St. Bernard, Orleans and East [...]
New Orleans, LA – Today leadership at the Flood Protection Authority announces the East Jefferson Levee District Police Department and the Orleans Levee District Police Department will participate in the Click-It or Ticket program through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) from May 20 - June 2, 2019. This program helps educate the public about [...]
New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority-East is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Humphreys who will serve as the new Director of Engineering. “Chris comes to us with a wealth of experience including an engineering... READ MORE
New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority has special waiver permits available for businesses and contractors wishing to operate on the levee system while under the State of Louisiana Emergency Declaration. READ MORE
New Orleans, LA – Please be advised Lakeshore Drive from Franklin Av. to Sen. Ted Hickey Bridge is closed due to high water. This is due in part to gusty winds. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are currently in the 30s and lower 40s and brisk north winds have yielded wind chill readings... [...]