Belle Chasse - Water and MRE's can be picked up at the Port Sulphur Fire Station at 114 Civic Dr., the Boothville-Venice Fire Station at 42661 Hwy 23, and Idlewild at 11504 Hwy 23 in Belle Chasse south of Captain Larry's. Cypress Cove Marina in Venice has fuel and diesel for sale. Fire stations in south Plaquemines have EMS and emergency personnel on stand-by for emergency situations. Those locations include the Port Sulphur Fire Station, Buras Fire Station, the Boothville-Venice Fire Station, and the Pointe-la-Hache Fire Station on the east bank. If your phone works and you need medical help please call 911.
Residents wishing to leave south Plaquemines Parish on the west bank can do so today, September 1, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They will be convoyed out by local and state police on the Mississippi River levee. Residents wishing to do so should take Hwy 23 north to the St. Jude hump and turn right to Hwy 11/River Rd. Residents will not be allowed to return to south Plaquemines Parish until the evacuation orders are lifted.
Every effort is being made to make the south end of the parish available to business owners and residents.