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Thursday, May 19, 2016

"NOLA Readiness Ride" spotlights evacuation points

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Evacuspot sculpture unveiled in Armstrong Park. - ALEX WOODWARD
  • Evacuspot sculpture unveiled in Armstrong Park.

Volunteers from Evacuteer, a nonprofit that assists with the city's emergency evacuation programs, will ride RTA public transit lines June 1-3 to share information for the hurricane season beginning in June. 

During the "NOLA Readiness Ride," volunteers will draw attention to the metal Evacuspot sculptures, which indicate evacuation gathering points. They'll also offer information about how to sign up for the city's evacuation initiatives. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, the city provides bussing and transportation for those without a means of departure, including residents without cars, who have financial need, the elderly, the ill, and the homeless.

For this hurricane season, the evacuation point sculptures are getting new 24-hour lighting and temporary signage describing their function. 

Visit the city's website to register for the evacuation program and to find your evacuation point. To volunteer with Evacuteer, check their events page.

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