Residents of Ascension, Livingston parishes prepare for Hurricane Delta

Residents in Ascension and Livingston parishes prepare for Hurricane Delta

(WAFB) - Residents in low-lying areas of Ascension and Livingston parishes are preparing for the threat of tropical weather yet again.

However, residents say it’s very necessary, especially when facing the potential impacts of a major storm like Hurricane Delta.

Despite storm fatigue, Livingston and Ascension Parish Presidents caution against letting your guard down for Delta.

Despite storm fatigue, Livingston and Ascension Parish Presidents caution against letting your guard down for Delta
Despite storm fatigue, Livingston and Ascension Parish Presidents caution against letting your guard down for Delta (Source: Ascension Parish)

The winds picking up out of the south serve as a cue for residents along the Louisiana coastline that it is time, once again, to start battening up the hatches.

Shane Barney spent most of the day helping a friend anchor down an RV. It is a practice he has had to do several times this year, leaving him tired of the 2020 storm season that seemingly will not end.

“Keep on going,” Barney said. “That’s all we can do.”

Leaders in Livingston and Ascension worry that storm fatigue that has set in on Barney is setting in on residents across their parishes.

“With this many storms, we don’t want our citizens getting too comfortable as if this is going to be another one that’s going to miss us so we have to be prepared as if this is going to be a direct hit and that this is a serious storm and to not let our guard down,” Ascension president Clint Cointment said.

Both parishes have put sand out for residents.

Cointment said the pumps are all on standby as well, ahead of any potential surge that will come from Delta.

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