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Information from St. Charles Parish Government:
SEWER SYSTEM STATUS: We continue to ask residents cut down on sewerage usage as
widespread power outages are causing sewer backups. This includes activities
such as taking showers, washing clothes, washing dishes, flushing, etc. As
residents return and the system gets more use, backups will become more of an
issue. We will continue to request this of our residents until power is fully
restored across the parish. Tap water remains SAFE in St. Charles Parish.
POWER UPDATE: Entergy is reporting 15,889 customers without power in St.
Charles Parish as of Thursday night, or 74 percent. Entergy has 138 additional
personnel in the area, including 184 linemen, 34 tree trimmers and 20 scouts.
The current estimate to have power restored to the entire parish is by the end
of the day Monday. Please note crews do not always have to be in your
neighborhood to restore power to your home. We are posting areas where power
has been restored at stcharlesgov.blospot.com.
GARBAGE SERVICE: Regular garbage service will resume Friday, Aug. 31.
This is for cans and items in bags ONLY. Please note this is NOT for debris
DEBRIS PICKUP: Debris pickup will begin on Tuesday. Please do not place
debris near fire hydrants or on top of water meters. Responders need to be able
to get to them if necessary. Residents should avoid piling storm debris on
electric, cable or phone "pedestals," which can be damaged in the debris
ROAD CLOSURES: Evangeline Road in Montz is closed near Airline Highway
due to high water. I-10 at US 51 in LaPlace remains closed. For complete road
closure information, visit www.lsp.org. All
other major routes in St. Charles Parish are open.
FLOODING STATUS: Willowridge subdivision is experiencing some street
flooding this morning, but water levels appeared to have dropped. Bayou Gauche
Road on and near the island has high water. Montz is experiencing street
flooding near Airline Highway.
PARISH ACTIONS: Damage assessment teams are continuing work today across
the parish. Public Works and Wastewater crews are busy clearing canals and pump
station intakes, clearing downed trees, refueling generators and pumping down
lift stations. Public Works has placed additional HESCO baskets along Bayou Des
Allemands as water levels in the bayou have risen overnight.
mandatory evacuation order for St. Charles Parish has been LIFTED
as of 8 a.m. Aug. 31.
traveling through flooded areas, please drive slowly. It is ILLEGAL to
create wakes that could potentially push water into homes and/or
may report damage to St. Charles Parish Economic Development and Tourism
Director Corey Faucheux at email@example.com.
call 1-800-ENTERGY or 1-800-9-OUTAGE for information on or to report power
have had official reports of four homes flooding and ask any other
residents who might have experienced flooding in St. Charles Parish to
call in to EOC at (985) 783-5050 to report.
CURFEW: The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office will announce more
information on curfew times later today.
COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION: St. Charles Parish does NOT anticipate opening
a commodities distribution location at this time (i.e. MREs, ice). Stores are
beginning to reopen for residents to restock supplies. The water supply in St.
Charles Parish is safe. The parish is posting store openings at
ROAD CLOSURES: Evangeline in Montz is closed due to high water near
Airline Highway. I-10 at US 51 in LaPlace remains closed in both directions.
RE-ENTRY INFORMATION: Numerous stores have reopened, but people
returning home should be prepared for possible power outages at home.
SAFETY: Please STAY AWAY from downed power lines! Also please inspect
your homes carefully and turn off the main breaker if power lines have pulled
away from your residence. Fire hazards do exist as power is restored.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Parish offices will be closed through Monday.
Non-essential government employees are expected to report to work on Tuesday,
SCHOOLS INFORMATION: Public schools will remain closed through the rest
of the week and the regularly scheduled Labor Day holiday on Monday. All
athletic events for the week and weekend have been cancelled.
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: Residents can report downed power lines, downed
trees, power outages, high water and business openings to EOC by calling (985)
783-5050 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.The
Public Information Office will be maintaining a list of such information for
residents to use as a resource at stcharlesgov.blogspot.com.
BUILDING PERMITS: Permits are required for the repair of storm-related
damages to structures, including roof repairs. Damage to home or business
electrical service requires permits and inspections prior to reconnection.
Please keep in mind that insurance companies frequently require proof of
compliance with building codes for relase of funds. For more information please
call (985) 783-5000.