New Orleans Events – Wednesday, Aug. 30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Tropical Storm Harvey projected to move back inland from the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall around the Louisiana/ Texas border and moving inland into Louisiana, weakening to tropical depression levels as it does so. Harvey previously made landfall in Texas – as a hurricane – late Friday night. Thousands of people have been rescued from 'catastrophic and life-threatening' flooding in the area, with at least 18 people killed and the death toll expected to rise. Forecasts for its return to land have included up to 10 inches of rainfall, a storm surge of up to four feet, swells likely to cause 'life-threatening' surf and rip current conditions, and possibly some tornadoes. Over the next few days, storm expected to move further inland, hitting states around Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. Night-time curfew has been imposed in city of Houston in a bid to stop looting.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards meets with the Unified Command Group to receive updates on Tropical Storm Harvey, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), 7667 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 11:00 a.m.; holds press conference, GOHSEP, 12:00 p.m.; attends Calcasieu Office of Emergency Preparedness briefing, 901 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, LA, 2:45 p.m.; and holds a press conference, 901 Lakeshore Dr., 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER UNCERTAINTY – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Office of Economic Development hosts 'Connecting People and Businesses to Opportunities' Business Information Sessions on business tax, trade services and business development and procurement opportunities, 1:30 p.m.
Location: East New Orleans Library New Orleans
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Bud Light Dive Bar Tour continues with G-Eazy in New Orleans. The tour is set to feature three shows with three different artists in three different cities, with all shows live streamed on the Bud Light Facebook page
Location: New Orleans, LA.
LATER THIS WEEK
Thursday, Aug. 31 – Tropical Storm Harvey forecast to continue moving inland into the U.S., hitting states around Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee, expected to have weakened to tropical depression levels after making landfall for the second time yesterday. Harvey, previously a major Category 4 hurricane, first made landfall in Texas last Friday night, bringing 'catastrophic and life-threatening' flooding, leaving at least 18 people dead and thousands in need of rescue. Over the next few days, storm expected to continue on a path into states around Tennessee and Kentucky.