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Staying Safe During Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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i

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ing M

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s, cont

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n expe

ienced Ne

O

le

ns pe

son

l inju

y

tto

ney. Me

n

hile, if you pl

n on visiting Ne

O

le

ns fo

M

di G

s (o

ny of ou

city’s othe

g

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tions, like the F

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Festiv

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nd He

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nd memo

ble time.

T

ffic/

o

d S

fety fo

M

di G

s

evele

s

Ok

y, fo

st

te

s, he

e’s the GOOD ne

s: Mdi Gs in Ne

O

le

ns is

ve

it

ble P

DISE fo

pedest

i

ns.

lking

onde

ment, if you

ill. P

de

outes e closed to vehicles

s the

evele

s

oll th

ough,

nd the enti

e F

ench Qute

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you.

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pedest

i

n in the Big E

sy du

ing Cniv

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EFUL. Even

ith st

eet closu

es, d

nge

s lu

k

t eve

y c

osslk.

tch out fo

Public T

nspo

t

tion

Just bec

use pe

son

l d

iving options get SEVE

ELY limited in the Qute

du

ing Mdi Gs doesn’t me

n vehicles stop ope

ting completely. In f

ct, the city le

ns he

vily on public tnspo

t

tion du

ing C

niv

l to give

esidents

nd visito

s

dded options fo

getting

ound. The Ne

O

le

ns

egion

l Tnspo

t

tion

utho

ity opetes buses

nd st

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nd

outes du

ing M

di G

s.<

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void getting hu

t, such

s:

  • Look both

    ys ne

    st

    eetc tcks

    nd

    emembe

    , neve

    c

    oss di

    ectly in f

    ont of

    n

    pp

    o

    ching st

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    dime!<

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  • If
    iding in

    bus o

    st

    eetc

    st

    nding up, hold on to stps o

    poles.

  • Be c

    eful

    hen stepping on

    nd off

    bus o

    st

    eetc, pticully if steps e slippe

    y

    fte

    in.

  • If
    st

    eetc

    o

    bus looks too c

    o

    ded, it fo

    the next one. Eve

    yone

    ill get to

    he

    e they need to be!

St

y in C

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lks on Vehicle-T

ffic St

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h3>
One byp

oduct of the tffic

est

ictions

long p

de

outes is th

t tffic tends to tie up on the

o

ds th

t

em

in open. No

, DON’T GET ME ONG,

e p

ide ou

selves on ou

hospit

lity

nd e

sygoing spi

it he

e in NOL

.

e

e, neve

theless,

ll hum

n,

nd no one p

ticul

ly enjoys sitting in

tffic j

m. Some C

escent City d

ive

s get f

ust

ted,

geful even,

nd m

ke te

ibly poo

d

iving decisions,

hich c

n put pedest

i

ns

t pticul

isk.

So, if you h

ppen to find you

self

nting to c

oss

st

eet th

t st

ys open to tffic du

ing C

niv

l, kindly use the c

oss

lks. It is

cou

tesy to those most unfo

tun

te d

ive

s

ho c

nnot join you in you

meiment,

nd it

ill keep you s

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Vous N’êtes P

s Le

oi Ou Leine Des

ues

Let me

lso h

sten to

emind you th

t though M

di G

s is best enjoyed on foot,

nd Ne

O

le

ns does its best to

elcome

nd

ccommod

te

evele

s

ith open ms

nd he

ts, the C

escent City’s st

eets

e not

kingdom to c

ll you

o

n.

To keep you supplied

ith the food

nd d

ink

nd th

o

s

nd joy th

t you expect du

ing Cniv

l, Ne

O

le

ns musici

ns,

est

u

nteu

s, bkeeps,

nd othe

o

ke

s need to get

ound

ithout putting themselves

nd othe

s

t

isk. So ple

se, feel f

ee to d

nce

nd sing in the middle of the st

eet

hen ci

cumst

nces

llo

nd t

ust me, you

ill kno

ex

ctly

hen th

t is—but stick to the side

lk, neut

l g

ound,

nd p

k

e

s

heneve

tffic,

nd not

p

de, goes

olling by. Fo

He

ven’s s

ke, DO NOT

UN OUT IN F

ONT OF

P

DE FLO

T O

T

Y TO

E

CH UNDE FLO

T FO

BE

DS. Flo

ts h

ve even less

bility to come to

quick stop th

n st

eetc

s.

Indoo

S

fety fo

Mdi Gs

evele

s<

h2>

nyone

ho h

s expe

ienced C

niv

l kno

s th

t the

ction h

ppens outside

nd inside. B

lls, fe

sts,

nd long nights of d

ncing to live music m

ke up

s much

pt of the essenti

l M

di G

s t

dition

s

ny second line o

flo

t. To st

y S

FE

ND SOUND du

ing the F

t Tuesd

y festiv

l, follo

these tips

hen you he

d indoo

s.

Hold on Tight<

h3>
Though much of Ne

O

le

ns sits

ight

ound (o

belo

!) se

level, m

ny M

di G

s celeb

tions

nd get-togethe

s h

ppen upst

i

s. B

lconies in the F

ench Qute

p

ctic

lly ove

flo

ith me

ym

ke

s

tching the p

des t

undle p

st. B

lls

nd b

nquets, sm

ll

nd l

ge, h

ppen on the uppe

floo

s of histo

ic buildings

ound to

n. To

ccess

nd st

y s

fe in these upst

i

s sp

ces, I implo

e you: HOLD ON TIGHT to ilings

nd b

niste

s.

hen you combine c

o

ds, b

lconies, st

i

ys,

nd ineb

i

tion, it is

LL TOO E

SY IN THE BIG E

SY to t

ke

n

sty tumble if you lose you

footing.

Ple

se, do not le

n too f

out ove

b

lcony iling to c

tch

th

o

. Mo

e

ill fly

ithin

ms-

e

ch soon enough. Like

ise, ple

se do not push you

y up o

do

n

n

o

flight of steps. The p

ty is not going

ny

he

e, my f

iend. T

ke you

time, enjoy,

nd only let go of

h

ndhold

hen you h

ve you

feet

ell

nd unde

you.

t C

p

city Me

ns...

t C

p

city

One of the most

onde

ful p

ts of M

di G

s is

lking into

n est

blishment

nd finding unexpectedly

m

zing music

nd celeb

tion. This is

hy you should

l

ys h

ve f

ith th

t if someone tu

ns you

y f

om one venue bec

use it is bu

sting to the se

ms, you

ill find

nothe

equ

lly enjoy

ble option soon enough.

In cont

st, the

e is nothing pticully fun o

s

fe

bout squeezing too m

ny people into

sm

ll sp

ce. C

o

ds p

cked into

tiny venue like so m

ny sdines c

n tu

n DE

DLY in the blink of

n eye if

fi

e o

fight b

e

ks out. If

est

unt o

d

nce floo

seems too tight fo

comfo

t, go some

he

e else. Ne

O

le

ns nts you

M

di G

s to feel ecst

tic

nd libe

ting, not cl

ust

ophobic

nd f

ightening.

tch You

Step No

ith so m

ny c

o

ded sp

ces, indoo

s

nd out, it’s e

sy not to notice sm

ll ch

nges unde

foot. T

ke you

time getting f

om pl

ce to pl

ce.

tch th

t you don’t get c

ught off gu

d

nd f

ll do

n

hen you’

e on st

i

s. If it is ining, floo

s get slippe

y. Plus, on occ

sion

e

ll tend to enjoy ou

celebting

bit too much; so, if possible, h

ve

f

iend to le

n on fo

b

l

nce

nd comp

nionship

he

eve

you go.

Pe

son

l S

fety fo

M

di G

s

evele

s

I

ould be

emiss if I did not

lso p

ovide some tips fo

keeping you

self s

fe f

om those

ho

ould use C

niv

l

s

n oppo

tunity to do you

ong. Ne

O

le

ns t

ies ve

y hd to keep t

e

che

y

nd m

yhem to

minimum du

ing M

di G

s, but ou

bve l enfo

cement office

s c

nnot be eve

y

he

e

t once. They

ely on you to m

ke good decisions

bout you

pe

son

l s

fety. He

e

e some suggestions to help you out:

Stick

ith You

  F

iends<

h3>
M

di G

s is loud, boiste

ous,

nd

t

d deb

uched, just

s B

cchus likes it. Like

ny t

uly extv

g

nt celebtion, it is best enjoyed

ith you

f

iends

nd loved ones. No doubt you

ill meet

f

iendly st

nge

o

t

o (o

t

o hund

ed)

long the y, but to st

y s

fe,

void going off

lone

ith

nyone you don’t kno

.

Th

t is the so

t of common sense

dvice most people don’t feel like they need, but I

epe

t it he

e bec

use

n infectious spi

it to Mdi Gs lo

e

s one’s gud

nd, sometimes, one’s inhibitions.

h

t might seem do

n

ight foolish else

he

e could seem pe

fectly

u cou

nt in the midst of

sumptuous (o

deli

ious) b

ll. So ple

se, exe

cise the s

me deg

ee of c

ution you

ould use in

ny situ

tion

nd st

y close to you

f

iends.

Fl

sh Th

o

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hom end the night l

den

ith be

ds, t

inkets, med

llions,

nd othe

gifts f

om the gods. By

ll me

ns, displ

y you

th

oith p

ide

nd ze

l. It is you

e

ble test

ment to h

ving b

thed in the

evel

y.

M

di G

s p

des

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eve

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de

tche

s cning to c

tch th

o

f

om flo

ts m

ke fo field d

y fo

c

imin

ls

ith nimble finge

s. To

d off these c

fty thieves

nd othe

s

ho might do you hm, he

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e some suggestions. Do not

ttct

ttention to ho

much money you e c

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to

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e you c

y you

llet. Le

ve v

lu

bles

t home

nd b

ing only the money, c

edit c

ds,

nd ID you

e

lly need out

ith you. Keep those items tucked in

s

fe, inside, p

efebly zipped, pocket. Do not c

y v

lu

bles in

n open pu

se,

nd do not c

y

ny pu

se o

b

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b

ck

he

e you c

nnot see it.

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idesh

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b to t

ke you home. Yes, Ne

O

le

ns is be

utiful

t night,

nd yes, Mdi Gs is

festiv

l fo

lke

s, but nde

ing home l

te

t night in

city you don’t knoell is ecipe fo

DIS

STE

.

If You

Mdi Gs Tu

ns Sou

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h2>
I hope, SINCE

ELY, th

t you

ill follo

the

dvice

bove

nd h

ve

memoble, mvelous, exquisite Mdi Gs. If something goes ong

nd you end up inju

ed, though, he

e

e some tips fo

h

t to do next:
  • ong>See

    doctoight

    y. ong> Ou

    hospit

    ls e some of the finest in the l

    nd. Thei

    eme

    gency

    ooms h

    ve seen it

    ll

    hen it comes to M

    di G

    s

    el

    ted inju

    ies. Do not it until you he

    d home to seek medic

    l ce. Get you

    self checked out

    ight

    y.

  • ong>C

    ll the police

    hen

    pp

    op

    i

    te.<

    st

    ong> Yes, the NOL

    police dep

    tment is busy

    t Mdi Gs, but they h

    ve time fo

    you if you h

    ve suffe

    ed

    se

    ious inju

    y, p

    ticul

    ly if it involves

    collision

    ith

    c o

    un-in

    ith

    c

    imin

    l. Give them

    c

    ll

    nd

    sk fo

    help.<

    li>

  • ong>G

    the

    info

    m

    tion if you c

    n. ong>

    midst the c

    o

    ds

    nd celebtions of Mdi Gs, you m

    y st

    uggle to g

    the

    info

    m

    tion f

    om people

    ho s ho

    you got hu

    t, ohose

    ctions led to

    n inju

    y. Do you

    best. The mo

    e info

    m

    tion you c

    n g

    the

    , the bette

    you

    ch

    nces of

    ecove

    ing some compens

    tion fo

    inju

    ies th

    t

    e

    en’t you

    f

    ult.

  • ong>Spe

    k

    ith

    Ne

    O

    le

    ns pe

    son

    l inju

    y l

    ye

    .<

    st

    ong> No one nts to think thei

    M

    di G

    s

    ill end in

    l

    suit fo

    d

    m

    ges. Pe

    son

    lly, I h

    te the ide

    of you le

    ving Ne

    O

    le

    ns inju

    ed

    nd feeling helpless

    bout getting compens

    ted foh

    t h

    ppened to you.

    Ne

    O

    le

    ns pe

    son

    l inju

    y l

    ye

    , ho

    eve

    , c

    n help you get to the bottom of

    hose

    ctions led to you

    inju

    y,

    nd

    t le

    st tell you if you h

    ve the option of seeking d

    m

    ges.

So, the

e you h

ve it, my h

ppy-go-lucky f

iends. You

guide to st

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fe

nd sound du

ing Mdi Gs. He

e’s hoping you

visit is full of chee

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