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Authorities will step up presence during Mardi Gras season

Chief Michael Harrison said security will be tight this Mardi Gras season. (FOX 8) Chief Michael Harrison said security will be tight this Mardi Gras season. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

City leaders, along with local, state and federal law enforcement promise a safe Mardi Gras with high security. This Carnival season is happening as terror concerns are heightened not only in New Orleans, but also around the country.

The city says Mardi Gras security will reflect that.

Flanked by a large number of people representing not only local, state and federal law enforcement, but also many other agencies, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said this year's security plan is designed to result in the safest Carnival ever.

The FBI promised security technology like never before, plus the agency is putting up more cameras.

Additionally, Boston police are coming down to share lessons learned from the Boston bombing attack.

Louisiana State Police will have 170 troopers in the city.

The additional FBI cameras will be temporary.

The mayor said the idea is for everyone to have a fun time and he is urging the public to use common sense and not take their celebrations too far.

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