Tropical Storm Cindy Cancellations, Closures
• POSTPONED: Mayor Landrieu's 2017 State of the City Address
Due to Tropical Storm Cindy, Mayor Landrieu has postponed the scheduled State of the City Address scheduled for today, Wednesday, June 21. More details on the new date and time of the State of the City Address will be provided at a later time.
• POSTPONED: Mayor Landrieu’s Office Of Economic Development Business Information Sessions
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Office of Economic Development will postpone the District D Business Information Session scheduled for today, Wednesday, June 21.
• POSTPONED: EngageNOLA's “Talk with the Mayor”
Due to the threat of inclement weather, EngageNOLA's “Talk with the Mayor,” regarding the future of New Orleans, scheduled for today, Wednesday, June 21, at the Peoples Health Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., at 5:30 p.m. has been postponed.
• CLOSED: NORD to Close Outdoor Pools, Summer Camps Ahead of Tropical Storm Cindy
The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission announced that all outdoor pools and summer camps will be closed from Wednesday, June 21, through Thursday, June 22. NORD’s administrative office, 5420 Franklin Ave., and all Recreation Centers will remain open. At this time, the city is monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy, which could impact southeast U.S. and Gulf coasts, including New Orleans.
Until further notice, City Hall and all other city facilities, with the exception of NORD outdoor pools and summer camps, will remain open for normal business hours Wednesday, June 21. All public meetings will continue as scheduled.
Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to bring heavy rain with moderate winds to New Orleans through Friday morning. Although current predicted rainfall amounts are between 4 to 8 inches, isolated areas could see more than 10 inches through Thursday night.
The city will provide an update on any changes to future operations as more information becomes available.
• CLOSED: Classroom/ Summer Activities
Due to inclement weather from the Tropical Weather System moving towards the Louisiana coast, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced all classrooms and summer activities at the following locations will be closed today, Wednesday, June 21:
• McDonogh 35 High School
• Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
• Bethune Elementary School
• Hynes Elementary
• Travis Hill School at the Youth Study Center
• Alice Harte Elementary
• Warren Easton High School
• Edna Karr High School
• Moton Elementary
• The Alternative Learning Center
• Camp Audubon at Audubon Charter School, also in OPSB, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
• Summer programs offered at ISL, Kenner Discovery and Young Audiences Charter Schools in Jefferson Parish will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
• There are no meetings/events of the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools this week; all events will be rescheduled due to weather.
Students and families are urged to adhere to city-wide recommendations concerning the storm. Announcements on when schools and summer programs will reopen will be forthcoming as decisions are made following post-storm assessments of school sites and availability of staff.
OPSB continues to carefully monitor the development and progress of the storm. As a precaution, OPSB staff will remain on alert and ready to respond as necessary to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and facilities, should the need arise.