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  • August 27, 2017 1:31 PM | Anonymous

     Update 8/26/17


    • Harvey has been downgraded after it made land fall in TX and continues to slowly move over land.
    • the current forecast for New Orleans is rain and potentially some rain bands overnight Sunday continuing through Wednesday and possible Friday. Don’t focus on the eye of Harvey.  Rain bands may be hundreds of miles away.  High winds are also possible danger.
    • 4 to 8 inches over the course of the week is currently expected. 
    • Local, state, and federal governments have been preparing for Harvey for over a week. 

    Asking residents to prepare in the following areas:

    • Stay informed.  Sign up for alerts at, or text HARVEY to 888-7777 to receive city updates on the storm.  Residents should prepare to shelter in place if heavy rains, planning for 3 days’ worth of emergency supplies.  311 will be open 7am – 7pm this weekend if needed.
    • Gather supplies.  Nonperishable food, water, flashlight, batteries, radio, first aid kit, prescription refills.
    • Prepare for power outage.  Set fridge to lowest temperature and charge all devices.  Stay away from low hanging or downed power lines.  If life threatening situation, call 911.  First responders will be fully staffed.75% of fatalities in tropical systems involve water and cars.  If water covering the road, don’t drive.
    • During heavy rainfall, residents will be allowed to park on the neutral ground and sidewalks, as long as vehicles do not block intersections or streetcar tracks. 
    • If power outage, do not put generators near openings or inside home due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Place generator 10+ feet from home so exhaust doesn’t start fire.


    • Contractors brought in to work 24/7 to prepare all power and pumps for storms.  All stations will be manned 24/7 if needed early next week.
    • Since August 5 flood, have 1 turbine back online, repaired 3 major pumps, and prepared to mobilize 26 backup generators.
    • 106 out of 120 pumps are working, including large and constant duty pumps.  5 of those out of service are constant duty (very small) pumps.
    • Though drainage capacity increased, City remains in state of decreased drainage capacity, especially on east bank west of Industrial Canal, until more turbines and pumps restored.

    Catch Basins:

    • Staff working around the clock to clean catch basins. 900 cleaned since 8/6, and over 1000 feet of drain lines.
    • Asking residents to remove all debris from catch basins before and after the storm.
    • To further work, hoping to make a decision today on cleaning bid that came back Wednesday.  The target for now is to clean 15,000 catch basins out of 65,000 total.

    Sandbag Locations:

    In anticipation of inclement weather, sandbags are available for pickup at the following New Orleans Fire Department stations until further notice:

    • Station 13: 987 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
    • Station 16: 2000 Martin Luther King Blvd.
    • Station 17: 4115 Woodland Ave.
    • Station 27: 2118 Elysian Fields Ave.
    • Station 36: 5403 Read Road

    New website for traffic accidents and reported flooding:

    Resources for August 5 flood:

    Pump station logs from July 22nd and August 5th and the present condition of the power and pumps:

    Please sign up for e-mail and text alerts at

  • July 23, 2016 8:18 PM | Anonymous

    The Nominating Committee 2016-17 Officers and Board.  

    The full slate has been approved for presentation to the membership by the ARNA Board of Directors:

    Executive Committee

    1.      John Chapelle (President)                                

    2.     Laura Avery (Vice President)                                        

    3.     John Pietras (Treasurer)                                                   

    4.     Elizabeth York (Secretary)                                      

    5.     Kevin Murphy   (Immediate Past President)                 

    Board Members:

    Aimee Rhodes (Communications Chair)

    Cheri Babich

    Jamelyn Trucks

    Martin Steib

    Andrew Treuting

    Chris Mangum

    Miss Fanning

    Ashleigh Tuozzolo

    Celeste Marshall

  • February 25, 2016 9:11 AM | Anonymous

  • February 22, 2016 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    The ARNA Board of Directors will hold its monthly neighborhood meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 616 Eleonore Street (corner of Patton) at 6:45 p.m.  All are invited to attend to learn about what is happening in our neighborhood. 

    ARNA Agenda 03-03-16.docx

  • August 27, 2015 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Please consider joining the BCP/Palance Security Group to help maintain and expand the private police escorts in our neighborhood. 

    BCP/Palance uses voluntary contributions from neighbors living between Jefferson Avenue, Audubon Park, the River and Magazine St. to pay for off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and provide escorts as needed on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

    Every membership contribution goes directly towards maintaining and expanding the hours of patrol provided, and you may even receive a discount on your homeowners insurance by being a member.

    If you are interested in joining, please complete the attached form and return it with your payment to BCP/Palance at 5536 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70115.

    Contact BCP/Palance Security Group President Amelia Leonardi for more information at or come to the next ARNA meeting at from 6:45pm – 8:00 pm on March 5 at St. Paul’s UCC (616 Eleonore Street).


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