The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-W) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey for possible effects on West Bank residents and businesses. Tropical Storm Harvey has
re-entered the Gulf of Mexico with 40 mile per hour winds and is expected to make its second landfall between Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday morning.
Tropical Storm Harvey’s eastward movement will more than likely result in heavy rain for the West Bank of Jefferson and Algiers. The National Weather Service is predicting that total expected rainfall will be 5 to 10 inches as well as tides that are 1 to 3 feet above normal. As previously stated, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West (SLFPA-W) will be required to close the Bayou Segnette Sector Gate in the coming days; however, SLFPA-W does not anticipate any closures today.
Visit www.slfpaw.org for the latest news and updates regarding Tropical Storm Harvey, or “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Throughout the year and especially during weather events, the best way to get the latest information on the levee system and flood protection is to log on to our website or social media pages. Access to our website and social media pages, even from an evacuated location, will allow residents to keep up with the latest developments.