Office of Mayors – News – Articles – June 2023 – 2023-06-27 Heat and Resource Warning
An excessive heat warning has been issued for New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the New Orleans area for Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weather forecast says high humidity levels will lead to heat index values — that is, temperatures that “feel like it” — as high as 120 degrees on Tuesday. Dangerously high temperatures are likely to continue through the rest of the week. The combination of afternoon heat index readings of over 110 degrees and morning lows remaining well above normal will provide little, if any, body cooling relief for those without access to air conditioning or cooling centers.
These hot temperatures can become life-threatening if proper precautions are not taken. Residents can visit Weatherwise.nola.gov/ To find local updates on weather conditions when considering outdoor activities.
Heat relief resources for Wednesday, June 28:
Individuals seeking shelter during the day can visit the following websites: Wednesday 28 June:
- Arthur Monday Community Center is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1111 Newton St., Suite 101)
- Carrollton-Hollgrove Senior Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (3300 Hamilton Street)
- The Algiers Court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm (225 Rue Morgane, Room 209)
- Louisiana SPCA is open Monday through Saturday, 12pm-7pm (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.)
- OHL Sobering Center is open 24/7 (732 N. Claiborne Ave.)
New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD Commission Places are open as follows:
- Rosenwald “Annex” Senior Building is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1120 S. Broad St.)
- NORD Annunciation Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (800 Race St.)
- Desire-Florida Multi-Purpose Recreation Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (3250 Industry St.)
NORD Aquatics will open as follows:
- Gert Town Pool is open Monday-Wednesday, 8am-7pm (3411 Broadway Street)
- Joe W. Brown Pool is open Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (5601 Read Blvd.)
- Sanchez Center Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1616 Fats Domino Ave.)
- Stallings Gentilly Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm (2700 La Perouse Street)
- Treme Pool is open Monday through Friday, 4pm-7pm (900 N. Villere St.)
- Lions Pool is open Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm (624 Louisiana Ave)
- Federal City Pool at the Naval Base is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (2220 Constitution Street)
All New Orleans Public Library locations are open Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm and Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, with the following exceptions:
- The Main Library is open Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
- The Rosa Keller Library and Community Center is closed due to facility maintenance
- The Milton H. Latter Memorial Library is closed due to facilities maintenance
For unhoused individuals:
- Ozanam Inn has a cooling zone from 5:30am to 6:30pm daily (2239 Poydras Street)
- The New Orleans Women’s and Children’s Shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
- The New Orleans Mission will open its day center as a cooling site and will provide water from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
- Grace at the Greenlight will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. daily and will have water on hand.
Suspension of service disconnection
Entergy New Orleans is not disconnected on days when the NWS has issued a heat advisory, which is expected to last through July 4, 2023. Residents can call 1-800-ENTERGY to report service outages. The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (SWBNO) will also suspend closures for delinquent accounts. Please call 52-WATER to report any water or sewer emergencies.
Residents are advised to take the following precautions to prevent health emergencies due to excessive exposure to extreme heat:
- Stay indoors in air conditioning during the hottest times of the day
- If you have to do outdoor activities, do so early in the morning or late in the evening
- Wear light, loose clothing
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to sunlight
- Make sure to drink plenty of water, and do not wait until you feel thirsty
- The very young, the elderly, and people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, are at greater risk for heat-related health problems and should take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated.
- Checking on neighbors, children, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases to make sure they are okay, especially every hour in the event of a power outage
Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle. Even in 70-degree weather, a car’s interior temperature can quickly rise to over 100 degrees in just 20 minutes. Breaking the window doesn’t help. Leaving a child or pet unattended in a car can often lead to a life-threatening emergency. Anyone who sees a child or animal unattended in a vehicle is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.
For more information about heat-related illnesses and tips on staying cool, please visit the website Ready.nola.gov. Residents are always encouraged to text Not ready to 77295 For emergency alerts.
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