City Advises Residents to Use Caution During Area Flood Advisory

the City urged all New Orleans residents and businesses to get prepared and stay informedNEW ORLEANS – According to the National Weather Service, New Orleans is under an area flood advisory until 9:15 p.m. today, August 8, 2017.

Residents are advised to use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding such as streets under bridges and overpasses.

Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies. Residents are advised to remain indoors during heavy rainfall unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The New Orleans Police Department will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.

The City will keep residents updated through email alerts and the @NOLAReady Twitter account.

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