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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Operated Safely and Efficiently at All Levels the During Tropical Storm Barry Event

You may view the video here: https://vimeo.com/348040239 MARRERO, La. Jul 19, 2019 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – Westhas concluded its emergency response activities related to Tropical Storm Barry. Below is a recap of significant activities conducted by the Authority during the last week: All Floodgates Were Closed For the First Time In […]

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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Floodgate Effort for Tropical Storm Barry

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) began closing floodgates July 10, 2019 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Barry. The 50-person team has been working diligently to ensure the system is ready. The team trains for this type of event and exercises the gates once per year. Thus far, they have not run […]

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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Begins Opening Floodgates Updates for July 14, 2019

MARRERO, La. Jul 14, 2019 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) will begin opening floodgates along Peters Road this morning. The Boomtown gate should be open by 9:00 a.m. SLFPA-W will also open up the LA-45 floodgate and the floodgates inside Bayou Segnette State Park. Opening thresholds for sector gate at […]

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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Updates on Tropical Storm Barry for Saturday, July

MARRERO, La. Jul 13, 2019 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) states that as of 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, the entire system on the Mississippi River and the Hurricane Protection System was closed. The status for July 13 is as follows: Gate Status ·        West Closure Complex is CLOSED […]

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Regional Director John Monzon updates West Authority preparations for Barry. Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) began closing floodgates July 10, 2019 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Barry. The 50-person team has been working diligently to ensure the system is ready. The team trains for this type of event and exercises the gates once per year. Thus far, they have not run […]

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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Updates on Tropical Storm Barry for Friday, July 12

MARRERO, La. Jul 12, 2019 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West announces the following updates for July 12: Gate Status · West Closure Complex is OPEN, Closure trigger +4.0’, currently 0.6’ · Bayou Segnette is OPEN, Closure trigger +2.0’, currently 0.8’ · Harvey Canal Sector gate is OPEN, Closure Trigger +2.0, currently […]

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Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) Begins 24-Hour Operation of its Emergency Operations Center Today

MARRERO, La. Jul 11, 2019 – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West will begin 24 hour operations in its Emergency Operations Center today. In addition, the West Authority has the following updates: · The Authority will continue to close gates on the Mississippi River Levee and expect to have all the gates on […]

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