New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, joined by other officials, provides an update on the preparedness activities for the city before the arrival of Hurricane Harvey in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

Advocate staff photo by MAX BECHERER

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.