Posted on: January 27 2014
Following are highlights from Mayor Landrieu’s just press conference:
Â· He has declared a state of emergency for the City.
Â· Status has moved from “storm warning” to “storm watch”.
Â· City Hall is officially closed Tuesday and Wednesday, as are most local area schools.
Â· This will likely be the most serious ice storm New Orleans has experienced.
Â· Freezing rain, sleet, with snow in some areas expected.
Â· Expecting freezing temperatures in the low 20’s with wind chill as low as 17 degrees.
Â· 20-30 mph wind gusts.
Â· Ice cumulation expected to be 1/4 to Â½ inches deep.
Â· Expecting freezing temperatures in the low 20’s.
Â· 20-30 mph wind gusts
Â· Wind chill predicted to be 17 degrees.
Â· Likely tree damage from wind gusts.
Â· Power line damage and power outages possible.
Â· If power is lost, switch all electrical equipment to “off” position.
Â· Stay off of the roads unless absolutely necessary.
Â· RTA will run buses only (no streetcars) on regular schedules as long as roads are safe to do so.
Â· Take all precautions at home: caution with space heaters and candles.
Â· As of 3 PM, airport still open.
Â· GNOHLA offices and buildings are closed tomorrow and possibly Wednesday.
Â· Natasha, Tara, Heather and I will communicate information as long as we have power to do so.
Â· As usual in emergency situations, CVB’s website, as the designated central tourism website, will have updates. Go to: www.neworleanscvb.com.