Monday, September 08, 2008

Return to Regular Hours

All SUSTA staff have returned to New Orleans, and we are back to our office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact us at (504) 568-5986 with any questions, or email us. Thanks to everyone for your concern and understanding while our office was closed due to Gustav.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Office Status - Reopening Friday

All staff evacuated for Hurricane Gustav, and we came through the storm safely. As best as we can tell, our office was undamaged and the power has been restored. New Orleans remains under mandatory evacuation, but residents will be allowed to return in stages over the next few days. It will take a while for everyone to get home; judging from how long it took to evacuate, re-entry traffic may be considerably slower than the normal commute time. We will plan to reopen the SUSTA office on Friday. Meanwhile, we are doing our very best to keep our workflow as close to normal as possible. We appreciate your patience with any delays that may come up. Keep in mind that you can reach us by email, and most of us can also be reached by phone on our BlackBerrys. Our many thanks for your concern and patience.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Preparing for Gustav

Tropical Storm Gustav is expected to strengthen and make landfall in or near Louisiana on Tuesday, September 2. At this time it is uncertain whether Gustav will threaten the New Orleans area, but city and state agencies are advising local residents and businesses to begin preparing for an evacuation. Therefore, the SUSTA office will be closed on Tuesday, September 2.

SUSTA is taking every step necessary to ensure that staff members remain safe and operations continue to run as smoothly as possible. Backup procedures are in place and will be put into effect should there be an extended evacuation. Check for updates on office hours, contact information, and other news.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.