FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
Contact Donald Bourgeois
St. Bernard Parish Update – SEPTEMBER 13, 2020
Non-Essential Government Offices closed Monday, SEPTEMBER 14th
Chalmette, LA – St. Bernard Parish Officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Sally.
All non-essential Government Offices will be closed on Monday, September 14th.
All Public Schools in St. Bernard Parish will be closed as well.
Nunez College will be closed on Monday and Tuesday but will have VIRTUAL CLASSES ONLY.
Essential Personnel that are required to report to work will be notified by their Supervisor.
Parish Employees should check their work emails and texts for updates.
34th Judicial District Courthouse will be closed Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th
(SBURT) BUS TRANSPORTATION SUSPENDED:
St. Bernard Parish public bus transportation has been suspended Monday, September 14th
All Recreation activities are cancelled for Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th
Essential Personnel are working throughout the parish to prepare for Tropical Storm Sally.
For information and/or questions residents should call 504-278-4200.
For emergencies and downed trees residents should call 504-271-1681.
Residents are encouraged to keep their catch basins clear of leaves and debris in preparation for the impending storm.
Contractors are asked to clear their jobsites of any loose debris and equipment.
Tropical storm winds are expected Monday morning and increasing throughout the day.
Current storm surge forecast for lower St. Bernard is expected to be 11’ and could begin as early as Monday morning.
Rainfall of 6” to 12” is expected with localized possibilities potentially reaching 20”.
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.
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