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UPDATE: 911 services fully restored in New Orleans

Posted at 6:49 AM, Aug 30, 2021

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.): 911 emergency services have been fully restored in New Orleans, according to the Orleans Parish Communication District.

Officials ask residents to call 911 for emergencies and 311 (504-658-2299) for non-emergencies.

The District initially said that anyone in an emergency should go to their nearest fire station or find the nearest officer for assistance.

Follow the Orleans Parish Communications District-OPCD Facebook or Twitter pages for any updates.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell reported on Sunday that the entire city of New Orleans was without power as Ida continued to bring high winds and flooding rains to the area. The issues extended to other 911 centers in the state, the Communication District said.

Entergy says their teams are working to return power to the city with self-generated sources of power.

Backup generators are also being used to power drainage pumping stations and to pump drinking water into the city.

The power loss also effected the sewer pumping stations.

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