Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Monday, June 26 2017

New Orleans’s First Full-Scale City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise Held at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Posted on

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) joined local, state and federal public safety officials to host the first full-scale exercise of the City Assisted Evacuation system at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday.

Hundreds of volunteers “role played” as evacuees and helped representatives from various agencies practice the steps required to safely evacuate residents in the event of a city-wide emergency. City-Assisted Evacuation provides transportation from 17 Evacuspots to the Union Passenger Terminal (1001 Loyola Ave.) where individuals then board a bus to a State or Federal shelter out of harm’s way.

In 2015, the City received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. DOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support a full-scale simulation exercise of the City-Assisted Evacuation plan, with special emphasis on vulnerable/special needs populations.

 

Click here for Hi-Res


The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) joined local, state and federal public safety officials to host the first full-scale exercise of the City Assisted Evacuation system at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday.



Featured Info

Upcoming Events

See all of our scheduled upcoming shows and special events here, with links to all sponsoring organizations' websites.

See All

Order Forms

Billing and Payment policies, Request Forms and other useful documents can be found here.

See All