Update on Flood Gate Closures

Here is the latest update from the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority West:

We closed all 35 valves in our system today. We will close 19 of the remaining 26 Hurricane Protection System (HPS) floodgates tomorrow.

Boomtown, Highway 45 and Bayou Segnette boat launch will follow on Sunday.

19 floodgates on the Mississippi River will remain open. We are under a storm surge watch, which is predicted at 2-4 feet from Grand Isle to Ocean Springs, MS . Cristobal is expected to make landfall near Vermillion Bay around 7:00 PM Sunday. We will continue to send gate closure text alerts to mariners throughout this event. Gate closure status is as follows:

Gate - Status

Harvey Canal Sector Gate-Open-Will close Sunday morning 6/7

Bayou Segnette Sector Gate-Open-Will close Sunday morning 6/7

West Closure Complex-Open-Will Close Sunday 6/7

Vehicular Gates - Status

LA-45-Open-Will close Sunday at Noon, 6/7

Bayou Segnette Boat Launch-Open-Will close Sunday morning, 6/7

For location and status of floodgates please visit our website at: http://slfpaw.org/floodgate-summary