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Amite City, Independence have issued curfews



The Town of Amite City will have a curfew from 10:00pm tonight until 6:00am, Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

The Town of Independence will have a curfew from dusk tonight until dawn, Wednesday, August 29, 2012.



Entergy reports that nearly 4,000 customers in the Hammond area lost power.  Power has been restored to all but about 500 homes and work continues to restore those as well.



Storm winds blew down trees on N. Thibodeaux Road one(1) mile North of Hwy 22 and on South Range Road.  Parish crews have removed the trees and have reopened both roadways.



Shelters are staffed to provide security and shelter only.  Residents who utilize the parish shelters should bring food, water, bedding, medications, and any other personal items that they may need.  Shelter locations are as follows:   Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.  We encourage residents to check on the elderly in the community.  Residents who evacuate to shelters with pets:  must have the pet in a carrier, with an adequate leash, collar, food, bowls, and medications.  Please note that the pets will be transported to a separate site for housing and care.  PETS WILL NOT BE HOUSED AT THE SHELTER FOR RESIDENTS.


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