New Orleans undergoes flooding regularly, which can cause property damage, modifications to vehicle parking accommodations, and changes to traffic patterns.

To properly prepare for flooding emergencies, make sure you:

  • Are informed about your exposure to flooding
  • Consider buying flood insurance/additional coverage for your belongings. To learn more about flood insurance, please consult: https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance
  • Are prepared to clean your property and street before a flood

During a flood:

  • Do not come into contact with electrical equipment
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
  • Move to higher ground

View announcements and information about street flooding at streetwise.nola.gov


Neutral Ground Parking

During cases of street flooding, the City of New Orleans may allow vehicles to be moved to higher elevations by releasing parking restrictions on neutral grounds and sidewalks. During this period, make sure that your vehicle:

  • Is parked away from electrical equipment
  • Does not obstruct intersections, sidewalks, walkways, or streetcar tracks
  • Is not parked on tree roots or under branches

For updates on neutral ground parking restrictions, sign up for NOLA Ready Alerts

Note: Tulane will not send out a TUAlert for neutral ground parking.


Additional Resources:





FEMA Flood Map Service Center

LSU Ag Center’s Louisiana Flood Map Tool


Flooded street in uptown New Orleans