New Orleans Calls State Of Emergency

 

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has issued a state of emergency after Wednesday's intense storms and with a looming tropical weather threat.

"Because of intense thunderstorms, and the further potential for tropical or hurricane force winds and further thunderstorms, New Orleans may experience more widespread localized severe flooding and gale force winds that could result in the endangerment and threat of life, injury and possible property damage,” Mayor Cantrell said. “I am declaring a state of emergency in the City of New Orleans, warranting the use of all extraordinary measures appropriate to ensure the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience.”

You can read the proclamation here.

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