St. Charles Parish: Evacuation order not expected
Published 5:00 pm Friday, October 6, 2017
HAHNVILLE — St. Charles Parish Government leaders do not anticipate issuing an evacuation for Tropical Storm Nate at this time, officials announced at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday.
“If this changes we will notify residents via media, stcharlesparish-la.gov, SCP-TV, social media and our emergency alert system that residents can sign up for at scpemergencyalerts.com,” a release from St. Charles said.
The Sellers Canal Sector Gate near Pier 90 in Avondale is closing at 6 p.m. Friday.
Parish President Larry Cochran has declared a state of emergency at 11:40 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Nate.
St. Charles Parish officials are urging residents to monitor weather reports and prepare for tropical weather Saturday and Sunday by clearing drains and ditches around their homes and making sure all items around their property be picked up or brought inside.
Residents can report any debris piles or blocked culverts to EOC at 985-783-5050.
The Department of Public Works has inspected and cleaned ditches, catch basins and drainage infrastructure parishwide.
The Emergency Operations Center will have extra staff on duty throughout the event and is prepared to fully activate if needed.