New Orleans mayor issues overnight curfew in city

JEAN LAFITTE, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 01: Floodwater surrounds a house on September 01, 2021 in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana. Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner has pleaded for help for residents of the small town, which is roughly 20 miles south of New Orleans. Many stores remain closed and services suspended as power throughout New Orleans and its surrounding region is down. Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

JEAN LAFITTE, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 01: Floodwater surrounds a house on September 01, 2021 in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana. Jean Lafitte Mayor Tim Kerner has pleaded for help for residents of the small town, which is roughly 20 miles south of New Orleans. Many stores remain closed and services suspended as power throughout New Orleans and its surrounding region is down. Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 29 in Louisiana and brought flooding and wind damage along the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

JEAN LAFITTE, LOUISIANA – SEPTEMBER 01: Floodwater surrounds a house on September 01, 2021 in Jean Lafitte, Louisiana. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:31 PM PT – Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The mayor of New Orleans issued a citywide curfew aiming to curb crime in the Big Easy in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Mayor Latoya Cantrell (D) signed the executive order on Tuesday, setting the curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.

City police and the Louisiana National Guard will be enforcing the curfew. The police chief said numerous arrests have already been made for looting, but denied the city is out of control.

Meanwhile, residents in New Orleans have been without power since Sunday with city officials setting up soup kitchens and food stands for those in need.

“I was born and raised in New Orleans, and New Orleans people are resilient,” said New Orleans resident, Raymond Rock. “And we’re gonna get through this, we always do. So, just hang tight, God is on our side.”

Cantrell said parts of the city could regain power as early as Wednesday.

In the meantime, several other parishes have also set up curfews with some suspending alcohol sales for the time being.

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