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  • US - A Tropical Storm Barry: Storm Surge Warning has been issued for Lake Pontchartrain and east of Shell Beach to Biloxi Mississippi - 10 am CDT July 12, 2019

    Tropical Storm Barry Public Advisory

    U.S. Watch/Warning Local Products

    000
    WTNT32 KNHC 111452
    TCPAT2

    BULLETIN
    Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 5
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
    1000 AM CDT Thu Jul 11 2019

    ...DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM BARRY...
    ...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED
    ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...



    SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...27.8N 88.7W
    ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    ABOUT 200 MI...320 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast
    from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City.


    A Storm Surge Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from
    the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach.

    A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast
    east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama
    border...and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including
    metropolitan New Orleans.


    A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast from
    the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
    * Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
    * Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach

    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
    * Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border
    * Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
    * Mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
    * East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama
    border
    * Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
    Orleans

    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
    expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

    A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
    inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline
    during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a
    depiction of areas at risk please see the National Weather
    Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic available at
    hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
    located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
    protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
    other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
    instructions from local officials.

    A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
    threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the
    coastline in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

    A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
    within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
    before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
    winds conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
    dangerous.

    A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
    possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours.

    Additional watches and warnings may be required for portions of the
    northern Gulf coast later today or tonight. Interests elsewhere
    along the Gulf Coast from the Upper Texas Coast to the Florida
    Panhandle should monitor the progress of this system.

    For storm information specific to your area, including possible
    inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
    local National Weather Service forecast office.


    DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
    ----------------------
    At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Barry was
    located near latitude 27.8 North, longitude 88.7 West. Barry is
    moving toward the west near 5 mph (7 km/h) and this motion is
    expected to continue today. A turn toward the west-northwest is
    expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on
    Friday. On the forecast track the center of Barry will be near the
    central or southeastern coast of Louisiana Friday night or Saturday.

    Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft
    indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph
    (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected
    during the next day or two, and Barry could become a hurricane late
    Friday or early Saturday.

    Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
    mainly to the southeast of the center.

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    Key Messages for Barry can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
    Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT32 KNHC.

    STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
    tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
    rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could
    reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated
    areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

    Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach...3 to 6 ft
    Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border...2 to 4 ft
    Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River...2 to 4 ft
    Lake Pontchartrain...1 to 3 ft

    Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge
    and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For
    information specific to your area, please see products issued by
    your local National Weather Service forecast office.

    RAINFALL: Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
    10 to 15 inches near and inland of the central Gulf Coast through
    early next week, with isolated maximum rainfall amounts of 20 inches
    across portions of eastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

    WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical
    Storm Warning area by Friday. Hurricane conditions are possible
    within the Hurricane Watch area by Friday night, with tropical storm
    conditions possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area by Friday
    night or Saturday.

    TORNADOES: A tornado or two are possible tonight and Friday across
    southern portions of Louisiana and Mississippi.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    Next intermediate advisory at 100 PM CDT.
    Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.

    $$
    Forecaster Beven

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refres...l/111452.shtml
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

  • #2

    606 WTNT32 KNHC 112056 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 6 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019 400 PM CDT Thu Jul 11 2019 ...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LOUISIANA COAST... ...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST... SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.8N 89.3W ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM S OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast west of Intracoastal City to Cameron. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain.
    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refres...l/111452.shtml

    "May the long time sun
    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
    Aristotle

    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

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    • #3
      Best wishes to all of our friends who live in the path of Tropical Storm Barry

      Tropical Storm Barry Buoys | Grids | Storm Archive
      ...BARRY MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TO THE SOUTH OF THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA... ...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...


      https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

      "May the long time sun
      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
      Aristotle

      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

      Be the light that is within.

      Comment


      • #4

        WTNT32 KNHC 121448 TCPAT2 BULLETIN

        Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 9
        NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
        1000 AM CDT Fri Jul 12 2019 ...

        HURRICANE HUNTERS REPORT BARRY IS STRENGTHENING... ...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...

        SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.2N 90.4W ABOUT 100 MI...160 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------

        CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... A Storm Surge Warning has been issued for Lake Pontchartrain and east of Shell Beach to Biloxi Mississippi.


        snip



        HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ----------------------

        Key Messages for Barry can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.

        STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.


        The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach...3 to 6 ft Shell Beach to Biloxi MS...3 to 5 ft Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River...3 to 5 ft Lake Pontchartrain...3 to 5 ft Biloxi MS to the Mississippi/Alabama border...2 to 4 ft Lake Maurepas...1 to 3 ft Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

        RAINFALL: Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over south-central and southeast Louisiana along with southwest Mississippi, with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches. These rains are expected to lead to dangerous, life threatening flooding over portions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Over the remainder of the Lower Mississippi Valley, total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches.

        WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the Hurricane Warning area tonight or Saturday, with tropical storm conditions beginning during the next several hours. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area by tonight or Saturday morning. Tropical storm conditions are spreading across the Tropical Storm Warning area in southeastern Louisiana at this time. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area by tonight or Saturday. Wind gusts to tropical-storm force in squalls are possible along portions of the coasts of Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle through Saturday night.

        TORNADOES: A couple tornadoes are possible this afternoon through tonight across southeast Louisiana, far southern Mississippi, and the Alabama coast.



        https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refres...l/121448.shtml
        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

        Comment


        • #5

          WTNT32 KNHC 121749 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Barry

          Intermediate Advisory Number 9A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019 100 PM CDT Fri Jul 12 2019 ...

          TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS SPREADING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA... ...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...

          SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT...1800 UTC...


          INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.4N 90.6W ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM WSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 100 MI...160 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB...29.32 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------

          CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... None.

          SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Intracoastal City to Grand Isle

          A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle * Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans * Intracoastal City to Cameron

          A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Intracoastal City to Biloxi * Lake Pontchartrain

          A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... * Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle * Intracoastal City to Cameron

          A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border more....


          https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refres...l/121448.shtml
          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

          Comment


          • #6
            Shelter in place by 8pm, stay off the streets of New Orleans for your safety and the safety of our first responders. @nopdnews @nolafiredept @neworleansems Residents should be wrapping up preparedness activities now. @nolaready Text BARRY to 888-777 for city emergency alerts.






            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

            Comment


            • #7
              Thanks Pathfinder I retweet the above.
              "May the long time sun
              Shine upon you,
              All love surround you,
              And the pure light within you
              Guide your way on."

              "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
              Aristotle

              “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
              Mohandas Gandhi

              Be the light that is within.

              Comment


              • #8
                TROPICAL STORM BARRY UPDATES


                TODAY
                4:15 PM

                TROPICAL STORM BARRY

                New Orleans Stands Ready For Tropical Storm Barry

                A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the New Orleans area. The City of New Orleans continues to prepare for Tropical Storm Barry, which will begin impacting the City this evening through Sunday.
                “We are focusing on 8 p.m. this evening, asking people to stay at home and shelter in place," Mayor Cantrell said. "Have commodities and supplies to last you an upward of 72 hours. We are continuing to monitor heavy rainfall, storm surge, and levels of the Mississippi River."
                The National Weather Service expects the primary impact from this system to be heavy rain, with rainfall totals currently predicted in the ten-to-20 inch range in New Orleans and locally higher amounts possible. The greatest risk for heavy rainfall currently will be tonight through Sunday. A Flash Flood Watch will continue to remain in effect.
                A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for areas outside of the levee system in Orleans Parish, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, and Irish Bayou, with a surge between three to six feet possible. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority (SLFPA) East will close the Highway 90 floodgate at 6:00 p.m. tonight or as conditions dictate. Due to the closure and anticipated high water on the roadways, public safety personnel will be unable to respond to calls for service. For this reason, the City of New Orleans is calling for a voluntary evacuation for these areas outside of levee protection.
                Effects of storm surge have the potential to increase the Mississippi River stage to 19 feet at the Carrollton Gauge on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Mississippi River including the New Orleans area through Saturday, July 13. SLFPA East and West are in the process of closing all flood gates in the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.
                Tropical Storm Force winds have already reached the Southeastern Louisiana coast. Strong winds are also expected locally in squalls today and through the weekend.
                City Hall, the New Orleans Libraries, New Orleans Recreation Development facilities, and all administrative City agencies are closed Friday, July 12.
                Public Safety Preparations Underway

                The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) is monitoring and preparing for potential impacts from this system. Yesterday, President Trump approved the State's request for a federal emergency declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Barry. That includes Orleans Parish due to our earlier local declaration.
                NOHSEP will activate the City’s Emergency Operations Center through the duration of this event. Representatives from public safety, infrastructure, and human services agencies will be in the Emergency Operations Center 24/7 to monitor and respond to storm-related incidents. Additionally, the Real-Time Crime Center will continue its normal 24/7 operations and will assist in monitoring real-time weather impacts across the city.
                The New Orleans Police Department and New Orleans Fire Department have pre-staged barricades in flood-prone areas to prevent drivers from entering high water. The I-610 East exit to Franklin Avenue remains closed due to flooding in the area. As the weather event approaches, additional exits along the interstates may be closed if flooding makes streets impassable. Residents are reminded to never drive through flooded areas and to call 9-1-1 to report major flooding on the road. Motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water are subject to fines. A map of reported street flooding is available at streetwise.nola.gov. Additionally, NOPD will deploy high-water vehicles and boats to districts, as needed.
                The New Orleans ICE Field Office has confirmed they will temporarily suspend immigration enforcement in the storm impacted area.
                The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is well prepared for Tropical Storm Barry. Staffing has been increased and boats and high-water vehicles are available and in service. Residents are reminded to turn off any propane tanks that are secured to barbecue pits or elsewhere. Portable generators should be used outdoors in a well-ventilated location at least ten feet from any structure and away from doors, windows or openings in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from generator exhaust. Do not try to power your house with a portable generator, this is extremely dangerous. This can back-feed to the power grid causing harm to utility workers, your neighbors and firefighters. Please have a battery-operated flashlight on hand, and use extreme caution when using candles or kerosene lamps. For more information on fire safety during and after a storm, visit https://nola.gov/nofd/safety/hurricane/.
                The Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD) has activated Level 2 staffing, increasing staffing by 50 percent and ensuring OPCD meets and maintains staffing needs during this state of emergency. Redundancies have been tested and are in place to ensure there are no interruptions of service. OPCD is in contact with the FCC and wireless providers to develop recovery strategies should there be a 9-1-1 outage. OPCD Executive Director and LA-TERTState Coordinator, Tyrell Morris, has placed the Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce on Pre-Alert as Tropical Weather threatens the gulf region. Emergency Telecommunicators who wish to join the LA-TERT in anticipation of this storm should review therequirements and submit their application as soon as possible at https://www.njti-tert.org/. 9-1-1 services and 3-1-1 services will continue to be available 24/7 both by phone and the Web.
                The New Orleans Health Department remains committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents with medical and mobility needs. Please do a last-minute check for yourself, family, friends and neighbors to make sure that you have all of your medications, have charged your electric scooter, have sufficient oxygen, and attended any last minute dialysis appointments. If you have not done so, you can still go online at http://specialneeds.nola.gov or call 311 to enroll in the Special Needs Registry. Our call center is open 24/7 and will remain open during the duration of the event. Family members out of town can also call or go online to register loved ones. We are prepared to assist people who are unable to stay in their homes due to power outages. In addition, we have spoken with all of the local hospitals and healthcare facilities to ensure that they are prepared. At this time, all facilities are operating under normal operations.
                The New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has additional ambulances and resources deployed and ready to respond. EMS continues to stand ready. EMS has additional personnel and high water assets available and ready to respond to calls for service. EMS reminds the residents of New Orleans to call 9-1-1 only in the event of a life-threatening emergency. If they have any special medical needs or require assistance throughout this event, please contact 3-1-1.
                Infrastructure Preparations Underway

                All staffed pumping stations will have operators on duty throughout the event. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) crews will constantly monitor all underpass pumping stations. All turbines are available for use. SWBNO is taking the proactive step today to shut down an electrical feeder that could be damaged by the impact of storm surge on an already high Mississippi River. This will protect essential infrastructure, but it does limit the power supply to one drainage pump station. One of the smaller pumps at that station, DPS 11 in Lower Coast Algiers, will not be available during this storm. We will be able to power the remaining three drainage pumps. This decision brings the total number of available pumps to 117. This station will operate at 85% capacity, but we do not anticipate a significant impact to our drainage capabilities in that area. That drainage basin has a significant amount of green space that can detain rain water. The Sewerage & Water Board Emergency Operations Center is fully staffed and all essential personnel are present and ready to make decisions at a moment’s notice. While our drainage pumps will pump one inch of water in the first hour and half an inch thereafter, the impacts of Tropical Storm Barry are expected to outpace our system. Depending on where the heavy rainfall takes place, residents should expect flooding. We continue to maintain and operate the water and sewer systems under normal conditions.
                Entergy Louisiana has announced the restoration of service outages, caused by Wednesday's storm event, in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry. Entergy is prepared to respond to additional power outages caused in the New Orleans area due to the storm. More information is available at entergystormcenter.com. Residents can download the app at entergyapp.com and sign up for text alerts by texting REG to 368374.
                The Department of Public Works (DPW) has and will continue to clean and unclog catch basins, as well as flush drain lines in flood-prone areas.
                Today, 12 vac truck crews operating across the city, including seven emergency crews from Compliance EnviroSystems LLC and three emergency crews from Blue Flash Express LLC.
                For active construction projects, DPW is continuing to work with its contractors to ensure that sites are secured.
                Parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks remain suspended until further notice. Residents are reminded not to block intersections or streetcar tracks. DPW will continue to remove stranded vehicles that are making roadways impassable. As of this morning, there are 58 flooded vehicles in our facility. Residents whose vehicles have been moved should call 3-1-1 for information on retrieval. Residents with stranded vehicles that are impeding the roadway are expected to move their vehicles to the side of the road, preferably a parking lane, immediately.
                The Department of Safety and Permits (DSP) is advising all construction projects to take the following protective actions in advance of any potential tropical weather activity:
                • Remove construction materials from the perimeter of the building and tie them down. This includes smaller items such as tools to larger items such as dumpsters, portable bathrooms and event equipment.
                • Secure steel frames, metal decks, planks and plywood to supportive structures.
                • Provide shoring and bracing for areas under construction or demolition.
                • Cover electrical equipment from exposure to the weather.
                • Secure netting, scaffolding and sidewalk sheds.
                • Suspend crane operations and secure crane equipment when wind speeds reach 30 mph or greater.
                • Suspend hoist operations and secure exterior hoists when wind speeds reach 35 mph or greater, unless manufacturer specifications state otherwise.
                • Brace and secure construction fences and check that silt fences are properly buried and staked.
                • Cover dirt stock piles.
                • Clear all storm drains or inlet filters on or near the construction site.
                A major factor in urban flooding is debris clogging storm drains. DSP asks that any storm drains near job sites are free of any debris and that any potential wind-or water-borne materials or debris are removed from the job site or secured in advance of any weather systems. Do not place construction materials or debris on the curb.
                The Department of Parks and Parkways is responding to tree emergencies and will continue to do so throughout the storm event. As of this morning, the Department of
                Parks and Parkways has responded to 33 emergencies. Additionally, the department is monitoring major corridors and parks and removing debris that could become projectiles.
                The Sanitation Department today will continue to remove debris on public property in coordination with other departments and agencies. Garbage and recycling collections will occur as scheduled. On Saturday, garbage and recycling collections will be suspended as follows:
                Outside of the French Quarter and Downtown Development District:
                • Metro Service Group and Richard’s Disposal
                Inside of the French Quarter and Downtown Development District:
                • Empire Services - Saturday / Sunday Evening Collection
                Residents and small businesses are reminded that they are to secure their carts on their properties between collections. There should not be any carts/bins, bags or other debris curbside when collections are not scheduled to occur. Residents are advised not to place debris from Wednesday's storm event curbside until Monday (7/15), weather permitting. Additionally, the Recycling Drop Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue will be closed on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
                Transportation Services Preparations Underway

                The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) will provide service alerts to the public, via the GoMobile app, website, social media, and Ride Line at 504-248-3900. Due to inclement weather, the RTA ferry services and streetcar services are being replaced with bus services. Ahead of the storm, ferry crews have secured all ferryboats and raised ferry landings.
                RTA will suspend service at 8 p.m. The RTA anticipates service will be suspended through Saturday and is expected to resume Sunday morning, weather permitting. Paratransit service is being provided as medically necessary.
                All services at Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) will be suspended pending the weather, and the facility will be closed. The following carriers will be suspending services:
                • Amtrak will be suspending train services Thursday and Friday. Visit amtrak.com/stations/nol or call 1-800-872-7245 for service updates.
                • Greyhound will suspend bus services starting at Midnight Thursday until Sunday. Please visit greyhound.com or call 1-800-231-2222 for service updates.
                • Megabus has suspended services Thursday and Friday and will evaluate Saturday morning and weekend services. Please check with carriers by website at us.megabus.com or call 1-877-462-6342.
                Residents encouraged to prepare for rain and review hurricane plans

                Gather emergency supplies
                • Non-perishable food for 3 days
                • 3 gallons of water per person
                • Week’s supply of prescription medications
                • Manual can opener
                • Flashlight & extra batteries
                • Matches or lighter
                • First Aid Kit
                • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
                • Books & games
                Clean your property and street
                • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
                • Sweep, bag, and throw away leaves and debris from in front of catch basins.
                • Call 3-1-1 to report catch basins that are not functioning.
                • Do not lift a catch basin lid or insert anything into a catch basin.
                • Prune trees and shrubs.
                • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
                • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
                Stay connected and pay attention
                • Sign up for text updates. Text BARRY to 888777.
                • Follow @nolaready on social media.
                See updates on ready.nola.gov

                https://ready.nola.gov/incident/pote...l-storm-barry/







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