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Corps opens up four more Blue Roof
Shelters Opening at Larose Civic Center & Thibodaux High School
Lafourche Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has announced the opening of two shelters in Lafourche Parish at the Larose Civic Center and Thibodaux High School. These shelters are Refuges of Last Resort for residents who have returned to Lafourche Parish and have found their homes to be uninhabitable. These centers will begin by providing basic sheltering for residents for no where else to go. Residents choosing to check into the shelter should be doing so with the intention of remaining there for an extended period of time. Any resident utilizing a shelter in Lafourche should bring the essential items utilized during any storm event such as food, water, clothing, personal hygiene products, etc. The Parish is making every effort to ensure that resources such as water, M.R.E.’s and ice will be readily available. We are also working with the American Red Cross to provide as much support to these sites as possible. The most important thing for residents to remember is that these are REFUGES OF LAST RESORT. If you have any other options, you are strongly urged to consider them. It should also be noted that the shelter at Thibodaux High School has no air conditioning. “These shelters are a last resort for people who have no where else to go,” said Parish President Charlotte Randolph. “If you absolutely cannot stay in your house, we have a place for you to stay.” The two shelter locations are also being set up as “Relief Stations”. Residents can come in to charge their cell phones as well as escape the heat for a while. Please know that these relief stations are VERY limited to the number of people using them, especially while charging cell phones, and you may have to wait a while before being able to utilize this service at each location. For further information please contact Brennan Matherne at (985) 537-7603.
Burn Ban in Effect until Further Notice
Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph has placed a Burn Ban in effect for the entire Parish of Lafourche until further notice.
Lafourche Parish Garbage & Trash Services, Storm Debris Cleanup & Removal
Lafourche Parish Government and its contractors will begin the process of Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. To assist in these collection efforts, we ask that storm debris and regular garbage and trash be kept separate as much as possible. To assist these contractors in the removal of debris, it is requested that you place all debris at street curbside away from fire hydrants, low hanging wires, water meters, etc... To further assist in these efforts, we ask that the storm debris be separated into different piles. These piles are: (1) metal, (2) clean wood and tree debris, (3) white goods (household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, a/c units, washers and dryers, microwave ovens, TV’s, etc…), (4) batteries, chemicals or other items that may be of a hazardous nature. Loose debris should be boxed, bundled, and containerized as much as possible. Regular garbage services will NOT resume until Saturday, September 6th, at the very earliest. Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available.
Residents Should Boil Water as a Precaution
The Lafourche Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness is suggesting that residents boil their water only as a precaution. Residents should bring the water to a rolling boil in a clean container for one minute before use. Water pressure is also low in many areas of the Parish. For further information please contactBrennan Matherne at (985) 537-7603.
Flooding in S. Lafourche Levee System,
Lafourche Parish Press Release - 911 Restored
All TIER 1 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS may now return to Lafourche Parish. These responders include law enforcement, medical and other first responders. Anyone returning MUST possess their “TIER 1” I.D. badge issued by the Parish to gain re-entry access to Lafourche Parish. Emergency Officials are working to assess damages and clear the roadways at this time. Residents will be notified when they will be allowed to return. At this time ONLY TIER 1 EMERGENCY RESPONDERS are being allowed access to Lafourche Parish. A curfew remains in effect in Lafourche Parish until further notice. Any resident that is currently located in Lafourche Parish MUST stay off the streets, you will be stopped by law enforcement officials. If you are trying to evacuate, officials will direct you where to go. Otherwise, residents are to remain in their homes and off the streets until further notice. For the most up-to-date information regarding Lafourche Parish, please log on to the Parish website at http://www.lafourchegov.org.
Lafourche Parish Residents Can Return at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 2nd Lafourche Parish residents will be allowed to return to the Parish beginning at 4:00 P.M. today. The parish-wide curfew has been lifted, but will resume at 10:00 P.M. tonight and last until dawn tomorrow. Anyone traveling in Lafourche Parish must drive carefully and be aware of hanging tree limbs, power lines and leaning utility poles. Residents who decide to return must be aware that there is NO power anywhere in Lafourche Parish. There is also no estimate of when power will be restored. Entergy crews are working to assess damages in the area. Entergy officials ask that residents do NOT stop Entergy workers to ask questions about restoring power to their area. Residents are instead encouraged to call Entergy at 1-800-9-OUTAGE (or 1-800-968-8243) to determine estimates on when power will be restored. For further information please contact Brennan Matherne at (985) 537-7603.
UPDATED: State Announces LOCATION FOR NATIONAL GUARD SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION POINTS
Baton Rouge - The National Guard has now opened multiple supply distribution points throughout Louisiana. These points will distribute water, ice, food, and tarps to residents affected by Hurricane Gustav.
The points will be located at:
St. Mary Parish
Lafourche Parish residents who are taking refuge in our Parish Shelters at Thibodaux High School and the Larose Civic Center need to place their pets in cages. No pets will be allowed to roam loose at the shelter sites.
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