Eileen Fleming

News Reporter

Eileen is WWNO’s news reporter. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

Her prior experience includes five years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she freelanced stories for U.S. publications. She also worked as a part-time reporter for the Belfast Telegraph during the Clinton-era peace process.

Eileen grew up in the Boston area, and then moved to California where she worked at newspapers throughout the state. Eileen received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Northeastern University.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
3:28 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the storm is winding down, but dangers remain

The latest storm track from the National Hurricane Center.
National Hurricane Center

As Tropical Storm Isaac moves north, the city of New Orleans is gearing up for the clean-up. Officials want residents to stay inside — even it’s trying their patience.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the storm is winding down, but dangers remain.

“The conditions on the roadways are hazardous. There are many, many trees and power lines that are down. There are many stop signs, traffic signals and street lights that have been knocked down,” Landrieu said.

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Hurricane Isaac
4:47 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: The City Is Secure

National Hurricane Center

New Orleans police are getting some help in securing the city during Hurricane Isaac. The Louisiana National Guard is on duty.

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Hurricane Isaac
3:51 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu: It's a Hurricane and New Orleans is on the Front Lines

It may not look like much now — but there's a hurricane on the way. Hurricane Isaac is picking up power, and the outer rain bands have already begun impacting the metro region.

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Hurricane Isaac
6:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says City Ready To Handle Isaac

National Hurricane Center

Events marking the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina are canceled in New Orleans. The city is bracing for another storm.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
5:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

New Orleans Set For Isaac's Arrival

New Orleans is closing itself off as it awaits the arrival of a storm churning its way over the Gulf of Mexico. Officials are confident that they’re well prepared for what’s coming.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
5:00 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Stores Running Out Of Storm Supplies; Some Unconcerned About What's Coming

As officials gear up to respond to what’s expected to be Hurricane Isaac, New Orleanians went shopping for supplies. Flashlights and batteries were sold out of several stores.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
4:25 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Mayor Says City Can Handle Expected Hurricane Isaac

The projected path of the storm.
National Hurricane Center

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he’s optimistic that the city will be able to handle the anticipated fallout from Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac is on track to be at hurricane-strength when it makes landfall, and city officials say they’re ready for what’s predicted.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
4:03 am
Mon August 27, 2012

New Orleans Braces for Tropical Storm Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu describes the state of the city's preparation at a City Hall news conference Sunday afternoon.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of the Mayor

The City of New Orleans is bracing for the arrival of what’s expected to be Hurricane Isaac, expected to make landfall near the city. Officials say the city is protected by a new and improved levee system.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

New Orleans Port Unaffected So Far By Lower Mississippi River Levels

Cargo is continuing to move through the Port of New Orleans during the national drought.
Erin Krall WWNO

Low water levels in the upper Mississippi River have not affected operations so far at the Port of New Orleans. Port officials say no traffic restrictions are expected.

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Blight
6:00 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Report: New Orleans Blight Continues At High Level

A new study shows there's a diminishing amount of blight in New Orleans. But the overall level is stubbornly high.

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