From New Orleans Councilman Arnie Fielkow.
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Since Hurricane Gustav passed over New Orleans, I have been visiting
neighborhoods across the city to ensure that the concerns of residents and local
businesses are being met. Starting on Tuesday, September 2nd and continuing daily, I
have visited homes, firehouses, churches, restaurants, gas stations and grocery
stores. The resiliency displayed by everyone I met strengthened my belief that
New Orleans will
always stand strong.
The City of New Orleans has been working around the clock to
ensure that power, food, water, shelter and medical care are available for all
citizens. I am in constant contact with Entergy and I can ensure you that
the employees of
Entergy are working around the clock to restore power to all of Orleans
the conditions, Entergy is optimistic that they will be able to provide full
power to the city in the next few days. Energy infrastructure is still the most
critical link that limits restoration at this time and Entergy expects to have 90
percent of power in by Saturday evening. Additionally, Entergy has projected
full restoration in the City of New Orleans by Monday evening, September 8th.
Hopefully, we will get full restoration even earlier! While power is being
restored, daily life will continue to be trying. The City also continues to
clear downed trees and citizens are asked to place all debris (grass, trees and leaves)
curbside and not on neutral grounds.
The cooperation and patience of citizens and
businesses have been instrumental in keeping New Orleans safe, secure and
on-track for a full recovery from Hurricane Gustav, and I am happy to see our
citizens returning, including our citizens who utilized the City Assisted
Evacuation Plan who will begin to return today.
And don't forget, the New Orleans
Saints home-opener against Tampa Bay will be played in the Louisiana Superdome
on Sunday, September 7th with kick-off scheduled at noon. Go Saints!
encounter any difficulties please contact me at email@example.com
Below is some important information for you. I will
send updates as the situation and information changes:
Comfort Stations/Points of Distribution
- The Office of Recovery Development and Administration is
working to open three (3) distribution centers to hand out food and water. The
PoDs should be open between 12noon and 3pm today, depending on set up time and
food deliveries. All PoDs are being set up by the National Guard. The three
1. Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library,
219 Loyola Avenue
3. Joe Brown Park, 10900 Lake Forest
Orleans Customer Information:
- There are 3 Customer Information Centers located throughout
1. 3400 Canal Street, New Orleans
2. 4021 Behrman Highway, Suite J, Algiers
3. Household of
Faith, 9300 1-10 Service Road, New Orleans East
From New Orleans Councilman Arnie Fielkow
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