JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
June 5, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FLOOD PROTECTION AUTHORITY – WEST GATE CLOSURE STATUS REPORT
JEFFERSON, LA – The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) continues to carefully monitor Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico.
Based on storm and wind probability projections by the National Weather Service (NWS), the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority (SLFPA-W) has begun closure of non-essential floodgates and valves.
In addition to floodgate closures, on Thursday, June 4, SLFPA-W partially activated Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and began preparing equipment in advance of Tropical Storm Cristobal.
SLFPA-W closed seven gates yesterday, June 4, and will continue to close gates throughout the system today, June 5, and tomorrow, June 6. As of Friday, June 5, the NWS expects tides four to six feet above normal as early as Saturday, June 6. Tropical storm wind effects in the Greater New Orleans Area are expected as early as noon on Sunday, June 7. SLFPA-W will continue to send gate closure text alerts to mariners throughout this event.
Gate closure status is as follows:
|Navigable Waterway Gates||Status||Notes|
|Harvey Canal Sector Gate||Open||Probable closure Sunday Morning, 6/7|
|Bayou Segnette Sector Gate||Open||Probable closure Sunday Morning, 6/7|
|West Closure Complex||Open||Probable closure Sunday Afternoon, 6/7|
|LA 45||Open||Will close Sunday Morning, 6/7|
|Bayou Segnette Boat Launch||Open||Will close Sunday Morning, 6/7|
For location and status of floodgates please visit: http://slfpaw.org/floodgate-summary/.
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Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO