Kenner is bracing for the impact of what has now become Hurricane Isaac. With the storm following the projected track, the area has begun to experience some wind and rainfall. Increasingly heavy rain is expected throughout the day on Tuesday. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. Due to safety concerns of emergency responders, services may not be available once winds reach 50 mph until the threat or danger of this weather event passes.
All pump stations are fully manned and will be manned throughout the event. At Mayor Yenni's request, interior drainage canals have been pumped to their lowest point.
Mayor Yenni and Kenner Emergency Management are maintaining a strong presence at the Jefferson Parish EOC. Assistant City Attorney, Debra Yenni and Kenner Police Sgt. George Ansardi have been embedded there since Monday and will remain through the event to address Kenner's needs and concerns at the Parish level.
o City officials are joining Parish officials in urging residents who have stayed in town to remain off the streets. This will be strictly enforced.
o A Spanish interpreter is embedded at the Kenner EOC to address concerns and questions from the Hispanic community.
o An ECOMM Team from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is now embedded at the Kenner EOC provide Ham and Amateur Radio operations in support of municipal and emergency operations.
o An Entergy supervisor is embedded to assist in the restoration of power and identify Kenner outages.
o Airline Hwy. is closed at the Kenner / St. Charles Parish line.
o Kenner City Hall is CLOSED on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday August 29th
o Garbage collection is CANCELLED for Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday August 29th.
o Kenner crews will continue to clean storm drains and remove debris until weather conditions make it unsafe for city workers.
o Entergy will begin repairing any outages that may occur as quickly as possible. Residents are asked to remain in their homes when the weather becomes severe.
Residents may call the (504) 468-7200 for questions and assistance, and may visit www.kenner.la.us, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates on weather conditions, road closures, and other important information.