Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can cause storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes and rip currents. These can cause damage to infrastructure, stopping basic services such as electricity and water. As a result, on rare occasions, New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation order if a hurricane is headed in the direction of the city. Please read below so that you are prepared for hurricane season.
If you have any questions or concerns about hurricane preparedness, please contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response:
Phone: (504) 862-8266