FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 28, 2020
Contact Donald Bourgeois
St. Bernard Parish Update – OCTOBER 28, 2020
Chalmette, LA – Hurricane Zeta will make landfall today as a Category 2 hurricane. St. Bernard Parish is expected to be impacted by tropical storm winds this afternoon beginning around 3pm – 3:30pm and will experience hurricane force winds up to 100mph or more starting this evening.
Sheriff Pohlmann is asking everyone to stay inside. DO NOT leave your home unless it is absolutely necessary and unavoidable.
Parish officials will be opening a shelter of last resort today at NOON, in the St. Bernard Parish Civic Auditorium Grand Ballroom.
- Address: 3220 Jean Lafitte Parkway, Chalmette
- The shelter is for St. Bernard Parish residents ONLY
- You must provide ID showing you reside in St. Bernard
- NO PETS will be allowed in the shelter
- The shelter will have COVID-19 protocols in place
- Your temperature will be taken upon arrival. If you have a temperature or have COVID-19 systems, you will be transported to the hospital
- You MUST bring your own bedding, food and medicine
- The shelter will close promptly at 8am tomorrow morning
With the possibility of losing power tonight, Chief Stone would like to remind everyone using generators, to make sure the generators are placed OUTSIDE of your home and at least 20 feet away from any opening or vent in your home.
CARBON MONOXIDE IS A KILLER…..PLEASE STAY SAFE AND CAUTIOUS.
- FOR EMERGENCIES SUCH AS DOWNED TREES OR POWERLINES, PLEASE CALL 504-271-1681
- FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 504-278-4200
President McInnis and the Council would like the citizens of St. Bernard Parish to REMAIN on high alert, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
- PLEASE DO NOT PUT OUT ANY TRASH FOR PICKUP THIS WEEK OTHER THAN NORMAL HOUSEHOLD WASTE
- Please pick-up anything on your property that could become a projectile or hazard
- CONTRACTORS AND HOMEBUILDERS ARE ASKED TO SECURE THEIR SITES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
- 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
- NO EVACUATIONS MANDATED YET
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.
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