FPA EAST TO REOPEN COMPLEX STRUCTURES; MONITOR WATER LEVELS

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 [...]

FPA EAST TO REOPEN COMPLEX STRUCTURES; MONITOR WATER LEVELS2019-07-14T20:04:05-05:00

FPA EAST CONTINUES TO REOPEN SEVERAL FLOODGATES

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, [...]

FPA EAST CONTINUES TO REOPEN SEVERAL FLOODGATES2019-07-14T11:48:46-05:00

FPA TO OPEN SEVERAL KEY FLOODGATES

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

FPA TO OPEN SEVERAL KEY FLOODGATES2019-07-13T19:32:58-05:00

PUBLIC NOTICE: PARKING NEAR FLOODGATES

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 [...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: PARKING NEAR FLOODGATES2019-07-13T16:26:39-05:00

TS BARRY 3PM UPDATE

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 [...]

TS BARRY 3PM UPDATE2019-07-12T15:21:59-05:00

UPDATED LIST OF CLOSURES IN ORLEANS PARISH

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 [...]

UPDATED LIST OF CLOSURES IN ORLEANS PARISH2019-07-12T12:43:39-05:00

TS STORM BARRY UPDATES AND CLOSURES

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

TS STORM BARRY UPDATES AND CLOSURES2019-07-12T09:12:32-05:00

BOATERS SAFE HARBOR NOTICE

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

BOATERS SAFE HARBOR NOTICE2019-07-11T17:43:30-05:00

TROPICAL STORM BARRY ROAD CLOSURE IN ST. BERNARD PARISH

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 [...]

TROPICAL STORM BARRY ROAD CLOSURE IN ST. BERNARD PARISH2019-07-11T17:20:24-05:00

COMPLEX STRUCTURES TO CLOSE DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BARRY

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 [...]

COMPLEX STRUCTURES TO CLOSE DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BARRY2019-07-11T14:27:48-05:00