Weather Alert from the City of New Orleans

Dec 11, 2008 by

Snow in New Orleans?

While I normally do not hold much with rebroadcasting City releases, in this case I believe it is warranted.

-Loki, Founder and Curator of HumidCity


City Freeze Plan In Effect December 11 and 12


The City of New Orleans Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness reports weather forecasts that indicate the temperature or wind chill factor in Metro New Orleans is expected to reach 38 degrees or below during the next 48-hour period. The City’s Freeze Plan has been activated to provide temporary shelter for homeless citizens tonight and Friday night.

All citizens should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather.  Exposure to temperatures near freezing, combined with strong winds for an extended period of time, can cause medical complications.  Weather conditions for the next two days will require all individuals to seek appropriate shelter.

Persons needing shelter will be accepted at the following locations under the following conditions:

  • The Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St. accepting men only beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Covenant House, 611 N. Rampart St. accepting women, between the ages 16-21, and families starting at 9 p.m.
  • The New Orleans Mission, 1130 Oreatha C. Haley Blvd., – accepting men and women, starting at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Salvation Army, 4500 South Claiborne Ave. – accepting men and women, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Bridge House, 1160 Camp St. – accepting men and women that may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol beginning at 9:30 p.m.

All shelters will be opened free of charge to persons seeking shelter during this period of inclement weather.

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