Wednesday was as an awakening to the flooding we can see here in New Orleans. We all can joke on the idea of sticking around during a hurricane and having parties when we get to take a day off of school or work. But when it’s actually time to hunker down and handle Barry (who was NOT invited to our party, thankyouverymuch), we wanted to put some resources in front of you to stay prepared.
No car, no plan, nowhere to go for an evacuation?
We all know someone who relies on ride-sharing services, or their two feet, to get around the city. But what happens when you have to get out of the city? Where do you go? What do you pack? Who do you turn to for the latest information on what’s happening in the city? We’ve got a guide to help you figure things out.
Cleaning out those catch basins
So we can’t control how many pumps are working, but we can work on keeping the catch basins on our streets clean so that water can flow freely into them. If you’re not sure how to clean them, click here for a step-by-step guide.
Need to stay in the know with all the changing information on Barry or weather emergencies?
Pro tip: Text your zip code to 888777 to receive NOLA Ready emergency text alerts. You can also text “Barry” to that number to get updates from the city about the storm.
Follow these social media accounts
@NOLAReady – the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness system
@NWSNewOrleans – National Weather Service New Orleans
@EntergyNOLA – Entergy New Orleans
@SWBNewOrleans – Sewerage and Water Board
@NOPDNews – New Orleans Police Department
@NewOrleansRTA – Regional Transit Authority
@NOLAFireDept – New Orleans Fire Department