MAP: Taking care of New Orleans catch basins before and after storms

MAP: Taking care of New Orleans catch basins before and after storms
New Orleans released a new interactive map that allows residents to see the condition of their (Source: City of New Orleans)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works has launched an online tool that will help residents monitor catch basins in their neighborhoods.

The city has more than 72,000 catch basins citywide, according to officials.

You can call 311 to report a clogged or broken catch basin.

The city also launched a program in 2017 encouraging residents to adopt a catch basin, meaning they would take time to clean minor debris from the area, or call the city if there was a major problem.

In 2018, the city allowed residents to name their catch basins on its website.

All of Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi are under an Enhanced (Level 3/5) Risk for severe weather on Thursday.

In addition, our area is outlined for the threat of “significant severe weather”. That is defined by the possibility of strong tornadoes - EF2 or stronger, thunderstorm winds of 75 mph or greater, and 2-inch diameter hail.

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