Storm Update

Monday, June 8, 2020, Severe Weather Update, 3:55 p.m.


At the direction of the USACE and the Louisiana Governor’s Office, the Flood Protection Authority (FPA) will begin opening floodgate starting at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 8. The opening of all railroad gate will take several hours. The FPA is planning to have all railroad gates open by Tuesday Morning, June 9, 2020.

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad will resume normal operation, Tuesday, June 9th . Please keep in mind, this is dependent upon the current forecast being accurate. The FPA will continue to monitor the rain and wind, as gate openings could be delayed if water levels fail to decrease. As our operation begins to re-open, we would like to take the time to thank you all for your patience and understanding during Tropical Storm Cristobal.