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 the River closed by Thursday, July 11.

· Gates will be closed today on the Hurricane Protection System along Peters Road and Bayou Segnette.

· Closure of the Harvey Sector gate at Lapalco and Bayou Segnette is imminent. Business interests in the area are being notified.

· For further updates on gate closures please visit the SLFPA-W website at http://slfpaw.org/floodgate-summary/

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ABOUT 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. For more information, visit www.slfpaw.org.

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