NOLA Ready Preparedness Information and Tips

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May preparedness tips

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May June 2019

TGIF, New Orleans!

Take advantage of some dry weather for spring cleaning before Sunday storms. After last weekend’s flooding, here’s what you can do around your community to #CleanUpNOLA:

  1. Clear debris from catch basins to reduce future flooding & pollution in the lake. Call 3-1-1 to report a clogged catch basin that needs attention from the Department of Public Works.
  2. Empty standing water from flower pots, pet dishes, kiddie pools & other containers to prevent mosquito growth.
  3. Place yard waste, branch bundles, carpeting, tires & other bulky items curbside on your second collection day.
  4. While you’re cleaning, protect yourself from sun & mosquitoes with sunscreen & bug spray.
  5. Get involved! Organize a community-wide cleanup or join a scheduled #CleanUpNOLA event.

If your home or business experienced minor flooding from last weekend’s Mother’s Day storms, see information and resources available to you. Between this stormy spring and the start of hurricane season June 1st, now is a great time to review your home’s insurance. Most homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover flood damage, but flood insurance does. Learn more and search your property’s flood risk at

Until next month,

– The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

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Get your organization ready for hurricane season.

Hurricane season starts June 1st and the NOLA Ready team is out in full force to help you prepare. You can request a training for your organization, order free hurricane materials, and renew your reentry placards.

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Didn’t get the alerts we sent about flooding & parking restrictions on Sunday? Sign up to get emergency information directly from the City of New Orleans by text, email, or phone call. Text your zip code to 888777 or go to

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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