Plaquemines Parish preps

Plaquemines Parish preps

Plaquemines Parish preps

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 5 at 11:14 AM

UPDATED OCTOBER 5, 11 a.m. - Mandatory Evacuation Orders to be Downgraded

Belle Chasse –Due to the most recent storm forecast released by the National Weather Service, the mandatory evacuation put in place for parts of Plaquemines Parish will be changed to a voluntary evacuation beginning at noon today.

 

October 4, 6 p.m. Update: a mandatory evacuation will be in effect for the entire eastbank of Plaquemines Parish and all areas on the westbank with no levee protection.

A voluntary evacuation has been called for the westbank of Plaquemines Parish for all areas south of Ironton to Venice within a levee protection system. Under an order for mandatory evacuation, a 24-hour curfew will be in effect. Any person who decides to stay home where a mandatory evacuation is in effect must stay on their personal property or be subject to arrest if they leave.

Individuals whom ignore the mandatory evacuation order and find themselves in need of rescue will have to wait until it is safe for emergency personal to assist them.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office has placed all essential personnel on a stand-by status and increased patrols throughout the Parish. Residents are requested to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity or individuals.

The Belle Chasse Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. as a place of shelter. Residents are asked to bring their own provisions to the shelter, including food.

At this point in time, the Army Corps of Engineers does not expect the Highway 23 Floodgate at Oakville or the Highway 39 Floodgate at the St. Bernard/Plaquemines Parish line to be closed.
If residents need help evacuating they should call the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center at 504-297-5670.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to coordinate with local and state government officials and will provide updates when they become available.

Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news stations or radio broadcasts, the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plaquemines-Parish-Sheriffs-Office/180714248605673, and the Parish Government website, www.plaqueminesparish.com, for the latest updates.

 

Plaquemines Parish Government

Oct. 4, 5 p.m. Update: Thanh Truong filed a report on the mandatory evacuation in Plaquemines Parish, and how locals and fishermen are preparing for Karen.

Starting at 6 p.m., the east bank of Plaquemines is under a mandatory evacuation order. On the west bank, those areas outside a levee system are also under the same order. If residents need help they're encouraged to call the emergency operations center at 504-297-5679.

Oct. 4, 12 p.m. Update: The emergency operations center issued a mandatory evacuation beginning at 6 p.m. for the east bank of the parish and on the west bank of the for areas without levee protection.

A voluntary evacuation is being called for the west bank from Ironton to Venice.

If residents need help evacuating they should call the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center at 504-297-5670.

The Belle Chasse Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. as a place of shelter. Residents are asked to bring their own provisions to the shelter.

At this point in time, the Army Corps of Engineers does not expect the Highway 23 Floodgate at Oakville or the Highway 39 Floodgate at the St. Bernard/Plaquemines Parish line to be closed.

Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Update: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser has declared a state of emergency for Plaquemines Parish. Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local news stations and the parish Website for updates in the event a voluntary evacuation is called for parts of the parish.
 
All Plaquemines Parish Schools are open on Friday, October 4, 2013.
 
All Plaquemines Parish Recreation Department games are cancelled for this weekend.

Oct. 3, noon Update:

BELLE CHASSE, La. - Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and parish officials are continuing to monitor weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. President Nungesser encourages residents to stay tuned to local news stations for the latest updates. Residents are also asked to clear all drainage basins and secure loose lawn items including garbage cans.

All Plaquemines Parish Recreation Department games are cancelled for this weekend.

“We are fully prepared for a potential heavy rain event. All pump stations are operational and we have crews on stand-by,” said President Nungesser.

For the latest updates residents can also sign up to receive parish emails blasts at www.plaqueminesparish.com.

 

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