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Posted on: June 5, 2020

St. Bernard Declares - State of Emergency

hurricane season

June 5, 2020

Contact Donald Bourgeois 504-278-4280


St. Bernard Parish Officials Monitoring Tropical Depression Cristobal

Chalmette, LA. – State of Emergency declared by Parish President Guy McInnis in response to Tropical Depression Cristobal. 

The latest models currently have Tropical Depression Cristobal forecasted to exit the Yucatan Peninsula region sometime tonight. This weather event is expected to move north into the Gulf of Mexico and continue along this projection throughout the weekend. As of now, we are anticipating heavy rainfall and minor to moderate costal flooding. 

In preparation, we ask that all residents review the bullets and guidelines below:

• Expected to impact parts of Louisiana this weekend

• Tidal ranges of 2 – 4’ ft. expected with possibilities of 6’ – 10’ ft.

• Heavy rainfall 10 – 15” in (Saturday – Tuesday). possible with coastal flooding expected

• Expected to be a Tropical Storm by Saturday 

• Wind Speeds of 55 – 60 mph.


o Tidal Triggers 

▪ 1.4’ ft. and rising at Bayou Bienvenue Locks, Friday June 5th12:00pm

▪ 1.4’ ft. and rising at Bayou Dupre Locks. Saturday June 6th5:00am.

▪ 2.5’ ft. and rising at Carnaveron Locks. Saturday June 6th5:00pm.

▪ HWY 39 Sector Gate and adjacent RR Gate. Saturday June 6th 5:00 pm.


• No evacuation mandated yet

• Parish personnel are currently cleaning drains and pumping down canals 

• All internal Parish pumps are operational

• Parish is positioning assets to service the potential needs of the citizens

• Please pick-up anything on your property that could become a projectile or hazard



• Each resident will be treated as COVID possible

• Each resident will be required to wear masks and their temperature will be taken daily

• Upon arrive at the Parish pick-up point, each resident will be TRIAGED by Acadian Ambulance Service and St. Bernard Parish personnel

• If a resident exhibits COVID symptoms, they will be transported and housed separately.  ALL family members will be transported together

• All personnel and shelter locations will have the proper PPE (proper protective equipment)

• Due to the additional mandates, evacuations will begin approximately 5 hours earlier

• Social distancing during transportation and sheltering will be maintained  


Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) Program

• Your evacuation kit should include; masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

• The Office of Homeland Security has a Critical Transportation Needs (CTN) Program designed to assist those in need of transportation during an evacuation and cannot self-evacuate due to lack of resources, transportation or medical conditions. 

• To register contact the office at 504-278-4268 or visit, fill out the form and mail it to the St. Bernard Parish Emergency Operations Office, 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043.


Everbridge Notification System

St. Bernard Parish uses Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the St. Bernard Parish 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. 

Visit to register.

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