UPDATE: City says no changes to parade schedule; Endymion asks krewe members to be ‘on call’
UPDATE: The city of New Orleans announced Tuesday afternoon that no changes will be made to parade schedules this weekend.
NEW ORLEANS – The Krewe of Endymion has asked riders to be “on call” as early as noon on Friday as heavy rains threaten this year’s parade.
“It appears that the one element that we cannot control, the weather, may not going to cooperate with our parade plans,” and email sent to all Endymion riders said. “The weather forecast for Endymion Parade Day calls for rain during our scheduled parade time. The Krewe is working on alternative plans.”
The Extravaganza will proceed as scheduled, no matter what happens with the parade itself, according to the email.
Endymion was forced to abandon its traditional Mid City route in 2006 because of Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, rain caused the parade to move routes and days and paraded behind Bacchus on Sunday.
Construction on Carrollton Avenue has also displaced Endymion in the past.