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    NAS JRB New Orleans, LA Local Information

    NAS New Orleans is south of New Orleans, Louisiana, and just outside the town of Belle Chasse. Belle Chasse has about 13,000 people, and is in Plaquemines Parish, which has a population of about 23,000 people, but the major nearby communities are just over the parish line in Jefferson Parish (about 433,000 people), including Marrero (37,000), Kenner (66,000), Terrytown (25,000), Gretna (18,000) and Harvey (21,000 people). The two major nearby cities are New Orleans (370,000) and Metairie (140,000).

    It is about 10 to 15 miles from Harvey, Gretna, or Marrero to NAS New Orleans; this takes about 25 minutes to commute, but the local communities are spread out and travel times can vary significantly.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the communities around NAS New Orleans ranges from $800 to $1,200 per month, depending on location. Apartments closer to station are typically more expensive, due to the Belle Chasse rental market.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house near NAS New Orleans is about $160,000 to $250,000, compared to $177,000 for Louisiana.

    Short Description of the Area: With a population of about 370,000, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, and the 51st largest city in the US. Located in Southeastern Louisiana, in Orleans Parish, on the shores of the mighty Mississippi, New Orleans has been a significant port since its founding in 1718. Featuring a diverse range of cultures and neighborhoods, it is a vibrant city with a rich history and much to do.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a warm, humid climate, but can be surprisingly cool in winter, with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to high 30s. Summer temperatures range from the low 90s to low 70s. The area has generally humid, damp weather, with rainfall of 9 to 13 inches per month, year round. Rainstorms, including heavy rainstorms and Gulf tropical storms roll through from spring to fall, and New Orleans is occasionally struck by hurricanes; the city is still recovering from the hurricanes of the mid-2000 decade.

    Hurricane Warning: Hurricanes do not hit every year, not even every other year, but Biloxi is subject to occasional monster storms, and everyone living here should be prepared, with emergency supplies and plans. Emergency supplies should include food and water for at least three days, preferably two weeks, for every person in the household; a first aid kit, flashlight, small tool kit or multi-tool, battery operated radio, and possibly a solar power station. Search FEMA Emergency Kit or CDC Emergency Kit for a more complete list.