An updated system that allows for much finer grained views. This is a calls for service based system which means that it's data is provisional and may be changed based on whether a police report is filed and what eventually is determined to be the actual incident.moreless
The New Orleans Crime Coalition is a group of local organizations that first started working together in February of 2007. They work systemically to change and improve the criminal justice system.moreless
Project Nola is a public safety information community that provides alerts of criminal justice and police information. Run by a local security company, it has notification services via Twitter, Facebook, etc.moreless
This citizen-run website is an online, easy-to-use crime mapping application for the City of New Orleans. Crimes (with category, date, and time) are displayed on the city map showing by geographic location.
This is an email and notification posting group for people who live/work in or are concerned about crime and safety issues in the Lower French Quarter of New Orleans, LA. Its purpose is to facilitate the distribution of information about upcoming meetings and events to its members promptly and conveniently. Click the link to sign up. moreless
NO Crimeline chronicles recent crimes in the French Quarter, Marigny Triangle, and CBD, as well as the efforts of the New Orleans Police Department to catch the perpetrators. Not all crimes reported in the 8th District are listed, but those of most interest to residents are featured.
The Children's Advocacy is a child friendly place that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse. The NOCAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit program of Children’s Hospital New Orleans dedicated to serving victims of child physical and sexual abuse and ending child abuse in our community. NOCAC is co-located within the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center in a cottage adjacent to Audubon Park moreless
Court Watch NOLA's mission is to monitor each part of the Justice System to ensure transparency and accountability at every level. Court Watch volunteers attend court hearings and trials in all sections of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and monitor the progress of cases as they proceed through the courts from arraignment through sentencing. To volunteer, visit the website.
Court Watch NOLA is supported by The New Orleans Crime Fighting Coalition.
The mission of the Silence is Violence is to call upon both citizens and public officials to achieve a safe New Orleans across all communties. SIV engages youth in positive expressions and actions to counter the culture of violence and demands respect for every life, and justice for every citizen in our city. SIV offers youth music workshops, sponsors neighborhood walks, and hosts other anti-violence programs. Visit the website for more information.
The Metropolitan Crime Commission is a citizen's commission that aims to expose and eliminate public corruption, reduce the incidence of crime, and improve the administration of justice in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Visit the website for reports and recommendations on crime, safety, and the criminal justice system.
PhotoEnforced keeps a public, open database of traffic camera locations nationwide. The link below is for the state of Louisiana, just zoom in on the GNO area to see the actual locations. There is also a list on KatrinaConnection.moreless
Levees.org is spearheading a call for the 8/29 Investigation, a third-party independent analysis of the flood protection failures during Hurricane Katrina. They are urging everyone to send letters to their congressional representatives to support this initiative. Click the link for more information on the 8/29 Investigation, then scroll down to the bottom right side of the page and click "Send a Letter" for an easy way to contact your congressional representatives.
Levees.Org is your source for information about levees and flood protection in New Orleans and nationwide. Levees.org supports an investigation into the levee failures and seeks to raise awareness and encourage public action.moreless
Levees.org has created a searchable database that allows residents around the country to enter their zip codes and find out if they're at risk of flooding because of potential levee problems.
There are 146 levees across the nation that the Army Corps of Engineers listed as "vulnerable" in 2007 after inspections prompted by lessons learned in Hurricane Katrina. The database is based on a list containing 122 of those levees that the corps released to the public.
The list is of levees whose local sponsors -- state and local governments and levee districts -- were warned by the corps that they had to commit within a year to upgrading the levees or lose federal funding for any repairs that might occur if they breached.
The list does not include any levees in Louisiana. Levees along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers were deemed acceptable and hurricane protection levees in New Orleans were already under repair or being upgraded as part of state and corps post-Katrina efforts. moreless
This Army Corps of Engineers website is designed to help the public track restoration efforts in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet ecosystem. The site includes information related to the de-authorization and closure of the former navigation channel, as well as development of ecosystem restoration plans.moreless
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is the protection and restoration of a sustainable coastal Louisiana. The Coalition works to facilitate and fund actual restoration activity and aims to raise awareness and educate others about the importance of preserving and restoring coastal Louisiana.moreless
This Corps of Engineers website is designed to give the public easier access to plans for building a more robust hurricane flood reduction system in southeast Louisiana. The site focuses on environmental impacts of the projects that are part of the process of building the "100-year defense system" over the next several years.
This three-part series in the Times Picayune documents Louisiana's disappearing coastline and the struggle to save it. Read stories and view an interactive graphic documenting the rise and disappearance of Southeast Louisiana.
Evacuteer.org is an organization that aims to mobilize residents to volunteer for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan in the event of a mandatory evacuation. Volunteer - or “evacuteer” -your time and skills to ensure the well-being and safety of your neighbors and community. Volunteers must attend 1 training session and volunteer for at least a 7-hour shift. Find more information on the website.
The Louisiana OHSEP site has extensive hurricane preparedness information including an evacuation planning guide, disaster supplies kit fact sheet, flood safety tips, and hurricane terms and information.
The City-Assisted Evacuation Plan is a program designed to help
people who have no means of evacuating on their own in the event of a mandatory evacuation. This may be due to financial need, unreliable or no transportation, or homelessness. To determine eligibility and register, call 311 from a land line or 1-877-286-6431 (1-800-981-NOLA for TTY). Residents can also register online (click "Register now" on the city's website under "Emergency Preparedness on the home page; you will have to create a profile if you have not yet done so) or at kiosks located at the following Winn Dixie stores: 4600 Chef Menteur
Highway, 3008 Holiday Drive, 5400 Tchoupitoulas Street, 9701 Chef Menteur Highway. For evacuation pick-up sites, click "Learn More" on the city's website under "Emergency Preparedness on the home page to download a brochure.
In the event of an Emergency Declaration and Mandatory Evacuation Order, re-entry of businesses and the public will be permitted based on an assessment by Emergency Preparedness officials of the threat to public safety and security and the availability of sustainable living conditions. Businesses and residents can apply for a re-entry placard online on the city's website. Click the link for qualifications and to apply for a placard.
Sign up to receive instant alerts in the event of a local emergency. This alert system allows city officials to contact you via email or a text message to your cell, pager, or blackberry in the event of an emergency such as life-threatening weather, amber alerts, boil orders, extremely disruptive road closures, and other emergency situations.
This alert system will warn citizens of impending emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricane evacuations, hazardous material spills and terrorist attacks. Sign up on the website to receive alerts via email and/or cell phone, blackberry, or pager. This service is free.
American Red Cross representatives will offer advice on preparing for the hurricane season every Thursday from 10am to noon at the Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi. For more information call 504-620-2855.
FloodSmart.gov features information about flood risk and the benefits of purchasing a flood insurance policy. You can enter your address to find out your home's flood risk. Visit the website for more information or call 1-888-379-9531.moreless