Dear Residents and Friends of District “A”,
My staff and I are continuing to reach out to our District “A” neighborhoods to help get out critical information during this difficult and extended time of hurricane recovery.
If you are receiving this communication from me, please share it with your neighbors who may not have access to computers and email. Please reach out and check on neighbors, particularly the elderly or those with special medical needs. The special medical needs phone number is 658-2500.
RECOVERY SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT 6 SITES The Louisiana National Guard has now opened a total of six emergency Point of Distribution (POD) sites where critical supplies are available.
Three new locations are:
The Municipal Auditorium at 1451 Basin Street – NOTE: line up on Basin Street;
Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park at 5120 Marconi Drive; and
Old Engine 31 in Venetian Isles at 4300 Alba Road (Opening Sunday).
The three previously opened POD sites are:
5501 Read Blvd in New Orleans East near the intersection of Read and Lake Forest Blvd;
2730 Vespasian Blvd on the West Bank; and
700 Poland Avenue, the Port of Embarkation in the Bywater – NOTE: line up along Chartres Street.
POD sites are open 6 am to 8 pm, or while daylight allows, until further notice. Sites will distribute water, ice, ready-to-eat meals (MREs) and tarps. Individuals who drive up MUST remain in their vehicles to expedite the process. People without cars will be allowed to walk up to POD sites in a pedestrian lane.
ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS UPDATES
Here is the most recent information my office has received from Entergy as of today, Sept. 1, at 2pm. Entergy has released a list of District A neighborhoods where they are currently working to restore the circuit/feeders. Entergy has informed us that portions of the neighborhoods listed should have lights by this evening.
COUNCIL DISTRICT | NEIGHBORHOOD | FEEDER
A | Audubon University | B0525
A | Audubon University/East Carrolton | 2013
A-B | Audubon University/Uptown | 1917
A | Audubon/East Carrolton/Leonidas-West Carrolton | 2014
A-B | Audubon/Freret/Uptown/West Riverside | 1927
A-B | Audubon/Uptown/West Riverside | 1913
A | Audubon/West Riverside | 1914
A | Audubon/Holley Grove/Leonidas-West Carrolton/Marlyville-Fountainbleu | 2016
A | City Park/Mid City/Parkview | 2011
A-D | Dillard/Filmore/St. Bernard Area-Project/St. Roch | 1703
A-C-D | Gentilly Terrace/St. Claude/St. Roch | 613
A-C-D | Marigny/7th Ward | 614
As of last night, Friday, August 31, at 9:00 p.m., Entergy reported that they have repaired feeders in neighborhoods in the areas of: Lakeview, Audubon Park between the river and Broadway, and Napoleon.
Entergy crews have worked on feeders that serve every district and District A neighborhoods are continuing to report to my office that power is coming back on. Entergy has informed us that because there was much less damage in District E, their crews have been able to get to more areas there. By comparison, because there are so many trees in District A, we have experienced much more damage and the feeders are longer with more tree issues. Repairing these feeders is a critical part of the restoration process and will facilitate Entergy’s ability to get power back to houses and businesses.
CITY COUNCIL UTILITY COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY
The City Council will hold a Utility Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:30 a.m. to question Entergy on its preparedness, procedures, and response.
Remember to please call 311 to report power lines down, street flooding, debris removal, or other issues. My office number is 658-1010. There is also updated emergency information and lists of open businesses and additional resources at the city’s website at: http://ready.nola.gov
Thank you all again for continuing to reach out to your neighbors.
Susan G. Guidry
Councilmember, District “A”
(504) 658-1016 (fax)
My staff and I have been on duty daily since Monday working with the Mayor and other emergency responders to coordinate efforts in District “A”, to help facilitate that District “A” services will be back up and fully operational as soon as possible.
If you are in need of emergency services – please call 911. Please call 311 to report power lines down, street flooding, debris removal, or other issues. The city is using 311 reports to track areas of concern and to schedule city responses.
My staff and I will be out in the district today, our office is staffed, and we can be reached at 658-1010.
You can get a great deal of up-to-date information and also sign up for emergency alerts at the city’s emergency website at: http://ready.nola.gov
Please see the following list of non-emergency numbers that may be helpful to you:
City of New Orleans Non-Emergency Hotline: Dial 311
1-800-ENTERGY ((800) 368-3749)
Power Outages: (800) 9OUTAGE ((800) 968-8243)
Louisiana State Police
(225) 925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone
Louisiana State Police Road Closure Hotline
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Weather Service Forecast Office
(New Orleans/Baton Rouge) – (504) 522-7330
(Lake Charles) – (337) 477-5285
American Red Cross
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
Please be patient as we all continue to work together to get our city back up and operational and most importantly, stay safe.
Susan G. Guidry