NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued another Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area.
NOLA READY HEAT RELIEF MAP
In anticipation of continued heat advisories and excessive heat warnings throughout the summer, the City of New Orleans today launched the NOLA Ready Heat Relief Map, which can be found at ready.nola.gov. This interactive map lists free, indoor air-conditioned locations for the general public. Businesses or organizations that are willing to act as a free community cooling site should email email@example.com with the address, dates and hours to be added to the map.
Through Thursday, June 22, individuals seeking shelter during the daytime may visit the following locations (which will all be closed on Monday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth unless otherwise stated):
- Louisiana SPCA: Monday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114)
- Louisiana SPCA will be open Monday, June 19
- OHL Sobering Center is open 24/7 (732 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116)
- Arthur Monday Community Center: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1111 Newton St., Suite 101, New Orleans, LA 70114)
- Carrollton-Hollygrove Senior Center: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3300 Hamilton St., New Orleans, LA, 70118)
- Edna Pilsbury Center: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (2222 Simon Bolivar Ave., 2nd floor, New Orleans, LA, 70113)
- Algiers Courthouse: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (225 Morgan St., Room 209, New Orleans, LA 70114)
- All NORD Centers will be open Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Rosenwald “Annex” Senior Building: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (1120 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70125)
- NORD Annunciation Center: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (800 Race St., New Orleans, LA 70130)
- All New Orleans Public Library locations are open Monday – Thursday, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the following exceptions:
- Main Library is open Monday – Thursday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Rosa Keller Library is closed due to facilities maintenance
- For Unhoused Individuals:
- Ozanam Inn has a cooling area from 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily (2239 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70119)
- New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter will be open Friday, June 16 – Monday, June 19, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- The New Orleans Mission will open their Day Center as a cooling site and provide water Thursday, June 15 – Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Grace at the Greenlight will be open 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. daily and will have water on hand.
SUSPENSION OF SERVICE DISCONNECTIONS
Entergy New Orleans does not disconnect on days that the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which is expected to last through Tuesday, June 20. Residents can call 1-800-ENTERGY to report outages. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) will also suspend shutoffs for delinquent accounts Friday, June 16 through Monday, June 19 due to the Juneteenth holiday. Please call 52-WATER to report any water or sewer emergencies.
These hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken. Residents can visit weatherwise.nola.gov to find localized updates on weather conditions when considering outdoor activities.
Residents are advised to take the following precautions to prevent health emergencies due to overexposure to extreme heat:
- Stay indoors in air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day
- If you must perform outdoor activities, do so early in the morning or late in the evening
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing
- Avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun
- Be sure to drink plenty of water, and do not wait until you’re thirsty
- The very young, the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, are at a greater risk for heat-related health issues and should take extra precautions to stay cool and hydrated
- Check on neighbors, children, the elderly and chronically ill to make sure they are okay, especially every hour if power outages occur
Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle. Even in 70-degree weather, the interior temperature of a vehicle can increase rapidly to over 100 degrees in just 20 minutes. Cracking a window does not help. Leaving a child or pet unattended in a vehicle often leads 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 ready.nola.gov.