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May 092017
 

An example of an evacuation checklist provided by the Foundation for Louisiana.

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

With hurricane season just around the corner, local emergency groups are stressing preparedness in the event of a disaster. Are you ready?

The Mid-City Neighborhood Association hosted a hurricane preparedness forum at their monthly meeting Monday. Three emergency agencies underscored how essential planning for a storm is – especially in a city like New Orleans – and what residents can do to protect themselves, their families and businesses. Continue reading »

Apr 302017
 

Via Entergy.

About 400 Mid-City residents are still without power Sunday afternoon after heavy thunderstorms rolled through the area.

About 1,800 people along North Claiborne from Canal Street to City Park Avenue were without power for a few hours, according to Entergy maps. About 400 are without power now in the Fairgrounds neighborhood near the Racetrack. Continue reading »

Aug 152016
 

Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding, which has so far killed six, according to the Weather Channel, and forced rescues of 20,000 more.

Mid-City residents can drop off clothing, hygienic supplies, bedding and more at Treo, the restaurant and bar on 3835 Tulane Avenue. Screenshot 2016-08-15 09.01.55

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Oct 032013
 

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane tracking toward the central Gulf Coast this weekend. (map via the National Hurricane Center)

Tropical Storm Karen is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane tracking toward the central Gulf Coast this weekend. (map via the National Hurricane Center)

New Orleanians should begin preparing their homes for possible high winds this weekend after the formation Thursday morning of Tropical Storm Karen in the southern Gulf of Mexico, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service. Continue reading »