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Government, office closures due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

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Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:58 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The following is a list of government and office closures due to Tropical Storm Nicholas.

COURTS

19th Judicial District Court (East Baton Rouge Parish)

Due to the weather threat posed by Hurricane Nicholas, Chief Judge Wilson E. Fields has ordered the closure of the 19th Judicial District Court and the Clerk of Court’s offices on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Court will reopen for business on Thursday September 16, 2021.

Baton Rouge City Court

Due to the potential heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Nicholas, Baton Rouge City Court will be closed on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Employees should report to work on Thursday, September 16, 2021, unless otherwise instructed.

EBR Clerk of Court

Pursuant to the emergency closure order issued by the 19th Judicial District Court due to weather conditions, the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office will be closed Wednesday, September 15.

City/Parish Offices

East Baton Rouge Parish

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the closure of all City-Parish buildings including City Hall and all community centers for Wednesday, September 15, due to potential inclement weather from Tropical Storm Nicholas. City-Parish buildings will be restricted to essential personnel only.

While there is a level of uncertainty surrounding the present weather event, City-Parish is taking this action out of abundance of caution.

STATE OFFICES

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices in 38 parishes will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 15, due to severe weather and recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas. The affected parishes are Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices in eight parishes will be closed through Sunday, Sept. 19, as the area continues recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Ida. The affected parishes are Jefferson, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne.

Libraries

All EBRP Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, September 15 due to the threat of severe weather.

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