Bayou Segnette Sector Gate Will Remain Closed Today; West Closure Complex Sector Gate is Open
MARRERO, La. – (Oct. 26, 2015) – As a result of a heavy rain event, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) is monitoring tides that are between two to four feet above normal today, as well as strong south winds that will keep tides high on the West Bank. According to the National Weather Service, minor flooding of low lying areas outside of levee protection is occurring and a coastal flood warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. CT Monday.
The Bayou Segnette Sector gate is closed and will remain closed today. The West Closure Complex sector gate is open and SLFPA-W does not anticipate operating the gate or pumps during this event.
About the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W)
The mission of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West is to protect the citizens and businesses of the West Bank of the greater New Orleans area in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes from hurricanes and riverine flooding by inspecting, operating and maintaining the integrity of our levees, floodwalls and floodgates. It is composed of two levee districts: the West Jefferson Levee District in Jefferson Parish and the Algiers Levee District in Orleans Parish. The Authority has jurisdiction over 80 miles of levees in the most populated areas of the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and in all of Orleans Parish on the West Bank, including 47 miles of levees that are part of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) and 33 miles of Mississippi River levees. Since 2006, all of the Authority’s levees and floodwalls have been improved for the protection of residents in south Louisiana.