New Orleans Events – Wednesday, May 20

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Wednesday, May 20.


HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS — Army Corps of Engineers and state and local officials to conduct exercises in preparation of hurricane season. Throughout the day, emergency teams will operate a number of the system's structures in response to prearranged tropical weather scenarios. Media can view exercises at the following locations and times: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the 17th Street Interim Closure Structure, 1809 Orpheum Ave., Metairie and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the London Avenue Interim Closure Structure, 6316 Pratt Dr., New Orleans.

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SEAT BELT CAMPAIGN — Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and others discuss the national Click It or Ticket campaign, 9:00 a.m. Location: Regional Transportation Management Center, 10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans.


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MEMORIAL DAY – CENTRAL LOUISIANA — A Memorial Day program will be held in central Louisiana, 11:00 a.m. Location: Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 3348 University Parkway, Leesville.


LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Steve Guertin, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham and Theodore Roosevelt IV news conference will present an important conservation announcement about the Louisiana black bear, currently listed as threatened, 12:45 p.m. Location: Governor's Mansion, 1001 Capitol Access Rd., Baton Rouge.

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