Lafourche-Terrebonne Parish preps

Lafourche-Terrebonne Parish preps

Lafourche-Terrebonne Parish preps

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 5 at 9:03 AM

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. Update:

Lafourche Parish continues to stand ready as Tropical Storm Karen approaches land. Most of Lafourche Parish remains in NOAA’s “cone” as of the latest report distributed by the National Weather Service. Winds are expected between 25-35 mph with rain up to 3” in the next 24 hours.

Lafourche Parish Emergency Operations Center is activated and monitoring the storm. The EOC team is prepared for any threats posed by Tropical Storm Karen. The EOC remains in continuous contact with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, NOAA, and the National Weather Service, State Police, Army Corp of Engineers, the National Guard and the Lafourche Sheriff’s Office.

Department of Public Works reports that all pump stations are fueled and on standby in preparation for the rain. Parish field offices are open for sand bag distribution. Residents can pick up 25 bags and/or fill more on their own.

Residents should continue to prepare their homes for windy conditions and heavy rain. Please secure any items that can be blown around and make sure culverts and drainage ditches are clear. Trash can lids especially need to be secured as they are the most frequent reason for stopping the water flow.

Residents are reminded to respect all road closures and police barricades. Weather updates and road closures can be found on the parish website and Facebook pages.

 

Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Update:

Bill Capo filed a report about how Terrebonne Parish leaders are concerned about low-lying areas in the parish.

"On Saturday, we're going to be actually doing a voluntary evacuation on the lower parts of the parish," said Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet, "and that's the lower bayous, from Pointe Aux Chenes, Bayou Terrebonne, Bayou Little Caillou, Bayou Dularge, Bayou Grand Caillou."

Oct. 4, 5 p.m. Update: 

Bill Capo filed a report on a mandatory evacuation for low-lying areas of Lafourche Parish.

"The area between Giolden Meadow and Leeville, which is below sea level, and certainly the tide is rising, so we're concerned about access in and out, particularly in the event of an emergency," said Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph.

Oct. 4, 12 p.m. Update:

Loralei A. Gilliam | Public Information Officer

Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph declared a State Of Emergency as of 11am today, Friday, October 4.

The National Weather Service has reported that Lafourche Parish could experience tropical storm force winds from 25 to 60mph.  Rainfall could potentially reach between 3 to 4 inches in the next 48 hours.

Lafourche Parish will issue a MANDATORY EVACUATION at 2pm for south of the Leon Theriot Floodgates in Golden Meadow including Port Fourchon.  The Raceland Recreation Center will open at 5pm today as a Refuge of Last Resort for those from the mandatory evacuation area as well as residents living in areas subject to flooding and those who are in vulnerable buildings.

Residents evacuating to the Raceland Recreation Center, 241 Recreation Drive in Raceland, should bring typical shelter provisions such as bedding, bottled water, and ready-to-eat foods and snacks. Residents should also remember to bring identification and other important documents, medications, a first aid kit, and personal toiletry items.

The Department Of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has indicated that the tolls on the Leeville Overpass will be lifted later today. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring highways for traffic and potential flooding.

Residents are reminded to respect all road closures and police barricades.  Please be extremely cautious in the use of generators. Weather updates can be found on the parish website and Facebook pages.
 

Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish Government is preparing for Tropical Storm Karen. We are expected to see widespread rainfall; this storm is a reminder that we are still in hurricane season. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has issued a weather update about a potential storm hitting landfall in the next 48 hours.

The Parish is preparing for heavy rainfall. The Department of Public Works has implemented storm preparation procedures. Pump stations are fuelled and ready. We ask that residents clear all drainage ditches on their property and secure all yard furniture, including garbage cans and their covers in case of strong winds. Any resident that is in need of assistance of clearing their drainage ditch please contact the Department of Public Works at 985-532-8235.

In the event of a storm, especially any with electrical power outages please refer to our list of recommended supplies that can be found on the Lafourche Parish Government website and Facebook page. Preparedness recommendations include:

· 5 day supply of food per person (at least)

· Gallon of water, per person per day

· Medications (7 day supply)

· Batteries

Residents are reminded to respect all road closures and police barricades. Please be extremely cautious in the use of generators. Weather Updates can be found on the parish website and Facebook pages.

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Lafourche Central Market will be CLOSED Saturday (10/5)

Mathews, LA –Lafourche Central Market with be CLOSED Saturday, October 5. Tropical Storm Karen is expected to bring winds and heavy rain beginning Friday evening. With respect to the safety of the vendors and all that participate in this community event every Saturday it has be determined that it is best to close. Lafourche Central Market will reopen on Saturday, October 12.

Residents are reminded to respect all road closures and police barricades. Please be extremely cautious in the use of generators. Weather Updates can be found on the parish website and Facebook pages.

 

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