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Flood Protection Authority – East Prepares for Tropical Depression Nine

New Orleans, LA – In preparation for a potential storm entering the Gulf of Mexico, leadership at the Flood Protection Authority – East (FPA) is closing several gates within the flood protection system. A total of 21 gates will be closed today, August 26th. Today’s closures will not impact roads, railways, or businesses. According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Depression Nine continues to increase in strength and is expected to approach the northern Gulf Coast at, or near, major hurricane intensity on Sunday, August 29th [...] 

By |2021-08-26T21:17:03+00:00August 26th, 2021|Press Release, Tropical Weather Updates|Comments Off on Flood Protection Authority – East Prepares for Tropical Depression Nine

Orleans Parish Millage Rate Public Hearing

New Orleans, LA – Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority- East on behalf of the Orleans Levee District in Orleans Parish will be held at its regular meeting place at the Franklin Avenue Administrative Complex, Meeting Room 201, 6920 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at11:00 a.m. [...] 

By |2021-08-03T14:11:47+00:00July 8th, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on Orleans Parish Millage Rate Public Hearing

Flood Protection Authority Signs Over Pump Stations to St. Bernard Parish

New Orleans, LA – On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) officially signed over responsibility for internal pumping and draining of St. Bernard Parish over to St. Bernard Parish Government (SBPG). [...] 

By |2021-07-02T16:52:09+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on Flood Protection Authority Signs Over Pump Stations to St. Bernard Parish

Sinkhole on Lakefront Filled

New Orleans, LA – On Friday, June 25th, around 3 PM, Orleans Levee District police reported a hole in the levee near shelter No. 1. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) engineering team immediately mobilized to the site and observed a sink hole roughly 5 feet in diameter at the surface and 10 feet deep. [...] 

By |2021-07-02T18:58:46+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on Sinkhole on Lakefront Filled

Public Notice: Runoff Control Work to Begin in East Jefferson

New Orleans, LA – Starting Monday, June 21, 2021 through Friday, July 2, 2021, the Westbound/Southbound lane of Lakeshore Dr. between Canal Blvd. and Lake Marina Dr. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00 Am to 4:00 PM (Monday – Friday). [...] 

By |2021-06-29T18:35:18+00:00June 29th, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on Public Notice: Runoff Control Work to Begin in East Jefferson

Updated: Millage Rate Public Hearing – East Jefferson Levee District

A public hearing will be conducted, pursuant to Article 7, Section 23 (C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705 (B), by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East on behalf of the East Jefferson Levee District [...]

By |2021-06-08T18:03:11+00:00April 13th, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on Updated: Millage Rate Public Hearing – East Jefferson Levee District

FPA-East Offers Virtual Tours of the Flood Defense System

New Orleans, LA – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) partnered with virtual reality (VR) company, Pyxis LLC., to produce a 15-minute virtual tour of the $4B Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS), which spans three parishes. The new technology allows for viewers to fly over the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier or walk through the 17th St Canal Pump Station with the use of any VR capable headset. [...]

By |2021-06-08T18:12:14+00:00April 8th, 2021|Press Release|Comments Off on FPA-East Offers Virtual Tours of the Flood Defense System
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