NEW ORLEANS - In response to Tropical Storm Nate and potential severe weather that could impact our area, the Mayor has issued an emergency declaration for Orleans Parish. Out of an abundance of caution and the protection of life and property, the City of New Orleans and all of its administrative operations, including City Hall, will close today, Oct. 6, at 5:00 pm through Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. In addition, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be instituting a Mandatory Curfew that will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. and will end Sunday morning.
The closure of City Hall will affect early voting for the October 14th primary municipal election. However, early voting will remain open at the Registrar of Voters' locations in Algiers Courthouse, Lakeview and New Orleans East. Early Voting will still be available on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:
- Algiers Courthouse located at 225 Morgan Street, Room 105, New Orleans, LA 70114
- Voting Machine Warehouse located at 8870 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70126
- Lake Vista Community Center located at 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd, 2nd Floor (Meeting Room) New Orleans, LA 70124
Throughout this severe weather event, the City is working diligently with local, federal and state partners such as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Louisiana National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to understand the risks, vulnerabilities, and how to best ensure the safety of residents. Parking violation enforcement will be lifted as of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday in order to allow people to park on neutral grounds and sidewalks.
The Council encourages everyone in the New Orleans metropolitan area to text "NATE" to 888-777 to receive updates from the City as Tropical Storm Nate approaches and to regularly check ready.nola.gov for additional information.
Cleveland Spears, III