St. Bernard Parish News

Posted on: August 23, 2017

President McInnis activates Crisis Action Team (CAT)


St. Bernard Parish Government officials are in constant communications with the National Weather Service to monitor the weather forecast for our area. President McInnis met with his Crisis Action Team in preparation for the possible rain event this weekend. The CAT consists of Homeland Security Director John Rahaim, Chief Administrative Officer Ronnie Alonzo, Public Works Director Keith LaGrange, Road Superintendent Louis Pomes, Public Information Officer Lenor Duplessis, Safety Engineer Robert Barton, Chief Security Officer David Bean and Council Clerk Roxanne Adams.

The National Weather Service predicts higher rain chances Wednesday through the weekend with 1-2 feet tidal surge on Sunday. Strong winds are also possible this weekend.

St. Bernard Parish Department of Public Works(DPW) is preparing for upcoming weather and is asking residents to clean up any debris that can be moved by the wind or water into drainage system and restrict flow. DPW is asking all residents to call DPW to report debris that is restricting storm drain inlets. In preparation a possible rain event, Lake Borgne Basin Levee District has pumped down all major drainage canals and is manning the main pumping stations.

Residents can contact St. Bernard Parish Department of Public Works during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 504-278-4300 and after hours at 504-271-1681 to report down trees, etc. Someone will respond to the complaint immediately.

Parish Officials will continue to monitor weather reports. Please stay tuned to local media broadcasts for the latest weather updates and possible road closures. Updates will also be posted on the parish’s website at and Facebook page

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