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Saltwater Intrusion Information


NAS JRB New Orleans is aware of the saltwater intrusion currently affecting the water supply system of lower Louisiana.  We are in contact with state and local officials and will continue to keep you updated on the ongoing situation.  For those who live out in town, the following information is available to you concerning each affected Parish.

  • Water Distribution - Percy Griffin Community Center
    • September 23, 2023
      15535 Hwy 15, Davant, Louisiana
      8 am - 5 pm
      Distribution will occur weekly after the first distribution on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The weekly occurrence will take place Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • Plaquemines Parish Notification System (PPENS)
    • This system is a free reverse 911 system that will send a telephone message, text or email to advise you of an emergency situation in the Parish.
    • Up to three home and or mobile telephone numbers can be registered.
    • Sign up here.
  • JPAlert is a free service; however, your wireless carrier may charge you a fee to receive messages on your device.
  • You can sign up by texting JPALERT to 888777.
    • Spanish Spanish-speaking residents can text JPNOTICIAS to 888777.
  • For more information or to create an account, click here.
  • Register for alerts here or text NOLAREADY to 77295
    • To receive alerts in Spanish, text ESP to 77295 / Envíe ESP al 77295 para recibir alertas de emergencias en español
  • You can also download the Smart911 app to receive customized alerts and resources that may be available during all types of emergencies, including hurricane evacuations, extended power outages, flood events, and more.
    • Create a profile here.
  • Get more information here.
  • To sign up for alerts from the St. Bernard Parish Emergency Management Office, click here.

In addition to the above information you can find more information about the saltwater intrusion at the following websites and social media pages:
Lower Mississippi Saltwater Intrusion information – links to the Governor of Louisiana’s website for the latest information on the saltwater intrusion of the lower Mississippi River.
Louisiana’s Emergency preparedness Facebook page – the official Facebook page for the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Plaquemines Parish Government Facebook page – Track the latest saltwater intrusion information straight from Plaquemines Parish.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website – Get the latest information on forecasted saltwater progression and daily stage and discharge data. Intrusion FAQ (Online).pdf

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