Here are some notable comments from Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials at Friday's news conference regarding Hurricane Harvey...
Landrieu: Because Hurricane Harvey is not forecast to come to New Orleans, at this time, we do not see a need for evacuations.
Landrieu: We will revisit the possibility of an evacuation if the models shift and show Harvey going back into the Gulf of Mexico.
Landrieu: We believe our drainage system can handle this forecast (5-10 inches between Sunday and middle of week), unless of course we get stuck in a rain band.
Landrieu: 106 of 120 pumps working. We remain in a state of diminished drainage capacity.
Landrieu: Decisions on schools and public buildings closures likely will be made Sunday.
Ken Graham, National Weather Service: 5-10 inches of rain through next week is the forecast. If we get stuck in one of those rain bands … it’s not uncommon to see double that.
More details to come.