Cantrell ready to activate hurricane plans

David Blake
May 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm

The start of the 2018 hurricane season is just a couple of weeks away. Today ,New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined state and local leaders to discuss preparedness.

''We are ready to activate, should we have to evacuate,'' said Cantrell.

The new mayor wants the public to know that, once again, there will be no shelter of last resort in the city of New Orleans.

''So that means we have to push our residents the best way possible to prepare for an evacuation,'' Cantrell said.

Cantrell says she is more than confident that the best leaders are in place to deal with evacuation, flooding and disaster relief.

On the troubled drainage system, Cantrell says 115 out of 120 pumps are working.

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