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FPA-East Offers Virtual Tours of the Flood Defense System

New Orleans, LA – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) partnered with virtual reality (VR) company, Pyxis LLC., to produce a 15-minute virtual tour of the $4B Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS), which spans three parishes. The new technology allows for viewers to fly over the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier or walk through the 17th St Canal Pump Station with the use of any VR capable headset. [...]

April 8th, 2021|

Lakefront Access On Easter Sunday

New Orleans, LA – In an effort to maximize full access to the Lakefront while keeping safety top of mind, the Orleans Levee District Police Department (OLDPD) will have special traffic flow patterns in effect on Lakeshore Drive on Sunday, April 4th, beginning around 5:00 AM. [...]

April 2nd, 2021|

Flood Protection Authority-East Announces New Regional Director

New Orleans, LA – On Friday, March 19th, the President of the Board of Commissioners for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA-East), Herbert Miller, appointed Kelli Chandler as the incoming Regional Director. Chandler is a Certified Public Accountant who has served as the Regional Finance Director for FPA-East since October of 2016 and was instrumental in the regionalization of the FPA-East. [...]

March 22nd, 2021|

Safety Improvement Project to Begin on Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) is set to begin work on a number of safety improvements to Lakeshore Drive. The new features include pouring new asphalt, creating a raised median with turn lanes, adding a two-way bike lane, and enhancing pedestrian crossings along the western end of Lakeshore Drive. Chief Administrative Officer, Derek Boese said, “All of these enhancements are intended to increase community safety and enjoyment of the Lakefront. [...]

March 19th, 2021|
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