Press Releases2017-07-10T17:43:42-05:00

Press Releases

2603, 2020

TRESPASSING ON PONTCHARTRAIN BEACH

New Orleans, LA – Please be advised Pontchartrain Beach is closed off to the public and anyone on the property is in violation of trespassing. Under the Governor’s Executive Order, there to be [...]

2303, 2020

LAKESHORE DRIVE CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC

New Orleans, LA – Please be advised Lakeshore Drive from Seabrook Bridge to Franklin Ave, Elysian Fields to Pratt, and Rail to Shelter #1 is closed to vehicular traffic. Individuals who ride bikes [...]

1702, 2020

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Police Department dispatch received a call around 2:50 PM concerning reckless driving in a parking lot on the Lakefront. In response, a uniformed Orleans Levee District [...]

1209, 2019

PUBLIC STATEMENT ON BAYOU ST. JOHN WATER LEVELS

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans, LA – The Flood Protection Authority East offers the following statement addressing community concerns regarding water levels in Bayou St. John: “The Flood Protection Authority-East (FPA) has, [...]

1407, 2019

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 - [...]

1307, 2019

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 [...]

1307, 2019

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 [...]