Safety

Tarrah Gibbons
July 29, 2020 - 3:09 pm
We’re at the height of summer, which means many people are heading down to the beach. Are you worried about shark attacks? Here is what you need to know to stay safe.
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Smoldering spent firework starts house fire.
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Associated Press
January 01, 2020 - 4:22 pm
The improper disposal of fireworks led to a New Year's Day house fire in Scott, officials said. First responders were called to a home shortly after midnight, Wednesday., KATC-TV reported. Fire and smoke were coming from the home's roof by the time firefighters arrived, they made their way into the...
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Thomas Perumean
Don Ames
December 21, 2019 - 10:26 am
Developers are asking for a permit to remove three buildings that surround the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site. The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate says the plan would involve tearing down three historic buildings, two on Canal Street and one on Iberville Street, in order to completely...
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Boil Water
don-ames
December 15, 2019 - 6:39 am
A boil water alert issued Saturday remains in place for portions of the West Bank today, and has been extended. People in Algiers, English Turn and the surrounding neighborhoods are advised to use bottled or boiled tap water to drink, cook and clean food until water tests are conducted and come...
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Pornpak Khunatorn- Getty
don-ames
December 15, 2019 - 5:55 am
The Louisiana Office of Public Health says only 25 percent of healthy adults in the state have received a flu shot this year. Immunization medical director, Doctor Frank Welch, says that percentage needs to increase since flu activity is widespread in the state, with almost three times as much...
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Boil
Don Ames
December 14, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Algiers due to a drop in water pressure. Regarding the West Bank boil water advisory, the advisory includes all of the West Bank of New Orleans, including English Turn and surrounding...
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Injured Hard Rock worker faces deportation
Thomas Perumean
don-ames
December 12, 2019 - 9:04 pm
The Hard Rock Hotel collapse site won't be taken down for several months. City officials said in a Thursday update on the demolition effort that the site will remain as-is on the corner of Rampart and Canal streets for some time yet. New Orleans Fire Department Chief Tim McConnell said the...
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Sewerage & Water Board
Don Ames
December 08, 2019 - 5:45 am
A S&WB spokesperson says repairs were completed on the water main break near Yulman Stadium late Saturday night. Crews were reopening valves that were shut off to make the repairs, returning water and higher water pressure levels to Uptown residents. Any residents still without running water...
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Don Ames
December 07, 2019 - 9:23 am
The area under the boil water advisory Uptown has been expanded multiple blocks after crews working to fix a burst pipe found a broken valve as well, officials say. The areas under the boil water advisory originally included: Properties along Calhoun and Palmer Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue...
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Don Ames
December 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
While responding to a water main break near South Johnson and Calhoun streets by closing valves Friday, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans detected low water pressure. Because of that, the utility has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for several blocks Uptown out of an...
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