FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
Contact Donald Bourgeois
St. Bernard Parish Update – SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
Chalmette, LA – St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis has declared a state of emergency for St. Bernard Parish this afternoon at 3:13pm due to Tropical Storm Sally and the threat to life and property of the citizens of St. Bernard Parish.
President McInnis is urging all Parish citizens to begin their personal preparations for the potential threats imposed by Tropical Storm Sally.
Tropical Storm Sally has maximum sustained winds of 40mph currently but is expected to become a hurricane by late Monday, September 14th. Sally is forecasted to make landfall on Tuesday, September 15th.
- No evacuations 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
McInnis is also requesting that citizens with assets outside of the levee protection system make every effort to preserve those assets by moving them inside the levee protection system, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
As always, these assets will be moved inside the system on the westbound lane.
Local Commercial Fishermen that are concerned about seeking safe harbor should contact :
Derek Boese, Chief Administrative Officer – Flood Protection Authority – East, for potential lock closures, times and dates.
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 https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729672#/signup to register.
Businesses can visit https://opensafely.la.gov/ and complete the quick process. They will receive the current life safety and COVID mitigation standards along with a placard to post. The business will then receive real-time updates on changes to include when opening is allowed for the specific type of business.
To hear the latest information from your parish officials visit www.facebook.com/StBGov or https://www.youtube.com/c/stbernardparishtelevision.
- St. Bernard Parish Television YouTube Channel
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