St. Bernard Parish: Hurricane Nate preps

St. Bernard Parish issued a mandatory evacuation for people that live outside the parish levee protection system.

Here is the latest information from St. Bernard Parish on Nate preparations as of 12 p.m. Oct. 7:

Pelican Waste will close the parish’s two transfer located on Paris Road and E.J. Gore Pumping Stations will be closing at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017.   

SCHOOLS

St. Bernard Parish Public School System officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Nate. All public schools in St. Bernard Parish will remain open tomorrow, Friday, October 6. All schools will be closed Monday, October 9, for Fall Break for teachers and students.

Updates will be made if necessary over the weekend, and all information will be posted on the St. Bernard Parish School System’s social media and website: www.sbpsb.org.

REMINDER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th     LOCKS OPEN FROM 12 PM-1PM

Lake Borgne Basin Levee District will open the Bayou Dupree Locks (Violet Canal) and Caernarvon Locks at approximately 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.   Vessels should be at the gates before Noon to ensure their passage into safe harbor.   This will be the last chance to secure vessels.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th     SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION FROM 1-7PM

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office will district free sandbags to parish residents Friday, October 6th from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the sandbag barn in the old Kaiser facility at the rear of the Port of St. Bernard in Chalmette.  Motorists wishing to pick up the sandbags at the Port can enter the road to the port off West St. Bernard Highway at Keane Drive, next to the old Kaiser smokestack, and follow the road to the rear of the port, near the Mississippi River levee.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th   GATE CLOSURES     

Officials will close LA46 at Verret and LA39 at Caernarvon on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. and close LA300 (Bayou Road) at approximately 8:30 a.m.

There is a Mandatory Evacuation for residents outside of the levee protection system effective at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6th.

St. Bernard Parish Government to open a shelter for
Residents Outside the Levee Protection System ONLY
St. Bernard Parish Government will be opening a shelter for residents evacuated from outside the levee protection system ONLY.  The shelter is located at 2214 Bobolink Drive (Gauthier Gym) in St. Bernard, LA. The shelter will open at 4:00 p.m.  Residents must show a valid I.D. with current address.

Residents coming to the shelter are asked to bring all their medicines and all necessities for staying overnight including food, drinks and bedding.  This is not a special needs shelter.  Animals will not be allowed in the shelter.  For more information contact 504-278-4268.

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