Press Releases

1103, 2019


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 [...]

2901, 2019


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 [...]

2910, 2018

SLFPA Projects Postponed Due To Rising River Levels

New Orleans, LA – Due to high river levels, all Southeast Louisiana Projects along the Mississippi River will be suspended until water levels are lower. The Carrollton Gage is currently above 11.0’, [...]

2910, 2018

Joint Drainage Exercise Proves Successful

New Orleans, LA – “I am more confident in our flood protection system than ever before,” said Derek Boese, Chief Administrative Officer of the Flood Protection Authority East (FPA). “Our pump station [...]

910, 2018

Hurricane Michael Update; More Flood Gates to Close

New Orleans, LA – As we continue to monitor Hurricane Michael, the Flood Protection Authority East will close more gates around the Lakefront Marina beginning at 7:00 pm tonight. These actions are necessary [...]

309, 2018

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 [...]