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Tropical Storm Ida Update

New Orleans, LA – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East (FPA) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ida. Ida is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the northern Gulf Coast on Sunday with a risk of life-threatening storm surge inundation and potentially devastating wind damage. The FPA closed a total of 24 gates yesterday, August 26th, in preparation for the storm. [...] 

August 27th, 2021|

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 [...] 

August 26th, 2021|

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. [...] 

July 8th, 2021|

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). [...] 

July 2nd, 2021|

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. [...] 

July 2nd, 2021|
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