Tropical Storm Gordon Update Number 2

As of 5pm CST, 3 September 2018. The Flood Protection Authority – East (FPA) continues to prepare for Tropical Storm Gordon. The FPA has closed 38 floodgates and 13 valve gates in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes, and the concrete barge gate on the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. We have also closed the Bayou Bienvenue [...]

Tropical Storm Gordon Update Number 22018-09-03T16:59:42+00:00

Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon

The Flood Protection Authority – East (FPA) continues to prepare for Tropical Storm Gordon. As of noon today, the FPA has closed 21 floodgates, 9 valve gates and the concrete barge gate on the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. These gates are all in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes, primarily along the Industrial Canal and susceptible [...]

Preparing for Tropical Storm Gordon2018-09-03T13:00:03+00:00

Corps Risk Classification

The Corps classifies risk based on Performance, Hazards and Consequences. The East Bank system is expected to continue to perform as designed due to superior design and construction, as well as constant inspections and oversight on a daily basis. READ MORE

Corps Risk Classification2018-07-26T11:26:17+00:00

All Floodgates Are Closed as Nate Approaches

The Flood Protection Authority efficiently and effectively completed closing all of the floodgate closures in the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). READ MORE

All Floodgates Are Closed as Nate Approaches2017-10-07T17:12:20+00:00

Flood Protection Authority on S&WB Emergency Management and Support Team

The Flood Protection Authority will assist the N.O. Sewerage and Water Board to provide effective flood defense and stormwater management for the citizens of New Orleans through the rest of this hurricane season. Read More

Flood Protection Authority on S&WB Emergency Management and Support Team2017-10-05T15:23:00+00:00

Flood Protection Authority Begins Construction of East Jefferson Safe House and Consolidated Facilities

The Flood Protection Authority is constructing a 27,000-square foot building complex to consolidate all East Jefferson Levee District operations into one facility. The building will include a safe room built to withstand 200 mph winds, office space for administrative, maintenance, and police personnel, and an 11,000-square foot maintenance shop. READ MORE

Flood Protection Authority Begins Construction of East Jefferson Safe House and Consolidated Facilities2017-08-21T12:55:07+00:00

Flood Protection Authority Officers Elected

At its June 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners of the Flood Protection Authority elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term beginning July 1st.  The Flood Protection Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor. It is charged with protecting the residents and property on the east bank of the [...]

Flood Protection Authority Officers Elected2018-07-27T21:09:41+00:00