Hurricane Preparedness
Learn how to protect your homes, families, and businesses.

Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can cause severe damage, including heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, and strong winds.
The FPA-East is responsible for the year-round operation and maintenance of the regional flood defense system. The system reduces the risk of flooding from storm surge and safeguards the property of residents and businesses in the Greater New Orleans area. We urge all residents to take proactive measures and prepare for hurricane season to ensure their safety from potential flooding and other risks during extreme weather conditions.
Explore hurricane preparedness, evacuation tips, and post-hurricane guidelines.

Remember: “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”

Heavy rain caused by any storm in Greater New Orleans can lead to flooding. These floods pose a significant danger and can lead to drownings. Never attempt to walk,swim, or drive through floodwater. Just 6 inches (15 cm) of rushing water can knock over an adult, and 12 inches (30 cm) can carry away most cars.