NEW ORLEANS — Ahead of a tropical weather system that could develop into a tropical storm or hurricane, several institutions closed their doors as officials weighed the danger of staying open.
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As of Saturday 7/13, WWL-TV started to get word of scheduled re-openings around the area. Those openings are reflected in the list as well.
Jefferson Parish transit will suspend service at 7 pm Friday. All service is cancelled Saturday.
Scheduled to re-open to regular service beginning Sunday July 14 allowing riders to resume their normal routines.
2nd Parish Court in Jefferson Parish will close at 12 p.m. Thursday and will reopen Monday at 8:30 a.m.
All Catholic School campuses - in New Orleans Archdiocese will be closed Friday, July 12. "Closure or early closure announcements regarding activities set for Thursday, July 11 are at the discretion of the school/camp leadership. Parents are encouraged to check email and site websites and social media for more information."
Audubon Nature Institute facilities - Will remain closed Thursday (July 11) due to severe weather. This includes Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Escape Extinction: Sharks, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center and Audubon Park Clubhouse Golf Course and Tennis Courts.
Opening: Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will open Sunday (July 14) all other Audubon Nature Institute facilities will remain closed due to Tropical Storm Barry.
Carlie Care Kids Preschool - Carlie Care Kids Preschool will be closed Friday, July 12.
Delgado College - all locations are closed from 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, July 15.
Dillard University will be closed Thursday and Friday. Watch the university's website and social media for updates.
Entergy New Orleans - Due to the city’s emergency declaration and the possibility of inclement weather, our two walk-in care centers are closed on Thursday, 7/11. Please visit enter.gy/6013EvyQJ or call us at 1-800-ENTERGY should you need assistance.
Gretna City Hall - "Due the impending inclement weather, Gretna City Hall will be closing tomorrow, July 11th at 12:00 p.m. and will remain closed through Friday, July 12th. City Hall will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 15th at 8:00 a.m."
Herzing University in Kenner - Herzing University in Kenner will be closed Friday, July 12.
Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office - The Jefferson Parish's District Attorney's Office will be closed until Monday 8:30 am.
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court will be closed Thursday at 12 p.m. through 8 a.m. Monday.
Jefferson Parish Schools - All schools and offices in Jefferson Parish will be closed Friday.
JPSO - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office's administrative offices will be closed starting at noon on Thursday, July 11. Normal services will resume Monday, July 15. Emergency services will continue as normal during the closure.
Lafourche Parish Assessor's Office - All offices of the Lafourche Parish Assessor will be closed Friday, July 12.
Louisiana Supreme Court will be closed Thursday and Friday. For the purposes of filings, those days will be considered legal holidays.
Loyola University - Loyola's campus is closed Thursday and Friday and all classes have been cancelled for those days.
LSU - The Baton Rouge area university will be closed Friday, July 12. All classes and events scheduled for Friday are cancelled, including all academic and athletic summer camps. The LSU Dining Halls will be open on Friday.
Some parking lots are in low-lying areas and have a history of flooding. Students may want to consider moving their vehicles to higher ground prior to Friday. LSU recommends that any students who choose to leave campus or go home for the weekend should do so before the inclement weather begins, but should use caution and watch local weather reports if they are heading to a location that is also expecting flooding and tropical storm conditions. Safety should be everyone’s priority.
National Historic Parks - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will remain closed through Sunday, July 14.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College is cancelling all classes July 11 and 12 due to potential TS Barry. The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Early Learning Center will also close July 11 and 12.
New Orleans City Hall - Mayor Latoya Cantrell said Wednesday that city hall would remain closed Thursday. She has not said if the building would be reopened Friday.
New Orleans City Park - New Orleans City Park will adhere to the following hours: Thursday, July 11 - entire Park closed at 2 pm; Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14 entire Park closed.
New Orleans Recreational Department - NORD summer camps will be closed Thursday, July 11, 2019 due to severe weather across the New Orleans area. Summer camp employees should not report to work either until weather conditions improve and until NORD reopens. Updates from the City will be provided at ready.nola.gov and on social media @nolaready and NORD website www.nordc.organd on social media at @NORDCommission.
New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Court - New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Court will be closed Wednesday July 10, 2019 due to weather conditions and flooding. The Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans will remain closed until the threats posed by hazardous weather conditions have passed.
Nunez - Nunez Community College will be closed on Thursday, July 11. All classes and activities are canceled. We will send additional updates about campus status as they become available.
Ochsner Urgent Care Warehouse District will be closed Thursday and Friday. Patients are encouraged to visit Ochsner’s other urgent care facilities or use Ochsner Anywhere Care, which connects patients to Ochsner Physicians via virtual visits.
Open Minds Open Hearts Daycare Center - will be closed on Friday - July 11, 2019 due to weather.
Orleans Parish Civil District Court, and First and Second City Courts - Orleans Civil District Court, first and Second City Courts will close at noon on Thursday, July 11, 2019, and Friday, July 12.
Orleans Criminal Court - The Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans shall be closed Thursday, July 11, 2019, due to the inclement weather and will remain closed Friday, July 12, 2019.
Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office - District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro announced the Orleans Parish DA’s office will be closed July 11-12 in preparation for Tropical Storm Barry.
SUNO - Southern University at New Orleans is closed Thursday and Friday.
St. Charles Parish Government - St. Charles Parish Government offices will be closed tomorrow, July 12. All essential personnel will report to work.
St. George's Episcopal School's Dragon Camp and Ready Set Read program - will be closed tomorrow— Friday, July 12. Stay safe and dry!
St. Tammany Council on Aging - Due to the severe weather threat, all St. Tammany Council on Aging (COAST) Centers and the Administrative Office, will be closed Friday, July 12, 2019.
State Offices - State offices in 32 parishes will be closed Friday, July 12, 2019. Those parishes are Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
Trinity Educational and Enrichment Program - Summer Camp is cancelled for Thursday, July 11 due to weather.
Tulane University - Tulane's campuses in New Orleans and Elmwood will close Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14. The New Orleans campuses will reopen on Monday, July 15 and classes will resume on Tuesday, July 16. Please visit Tulane.edu/emergency for ongoing updates.
UNO - The University of New Orleans campus is closed Thursday and Friday.
University of Holy Cross - The University of Holy Cross will be closed July 11-13, due to the incoming storm. The University is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 15, 2019.
Xavier University - Xavier University will be closed Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14 due to predicted inclement weather. The campus will reopen Monday, July 15. For more information continue to check emails, texts, and xula.edu.