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PRESS RELEASE

TROPICAL STORM LEE SUNDAY EVENING UPDATE

ST. CHARLES PARISH (September 4, 2011) -

  • St. Charles Parish expects continued rain and wind today from Tropical Storm Lee. We are asking our residents to stay vigilant and monitor the weather for at least the next 24 as Lee makes its eventual turn to the east. Flooding remains possible if heavier squalls sit over our area. There is a slight increase in the chance for tornadoes today.
  • Please do not get on the roads unless necessary as conditions will remain hazardous throughout the day. It is ILLEGAL to drive at a high rate of speed through flooded areas.
  • The parish is under a flash flood watch through Monday evening and a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Sunday (EXTENDED).
  • Currently there are no road closures in St. Charles Parish, and EOC is reporting two streets with standing water, one each in Luling and Bayou Gauche.
  • Please continue to refrain from sewer usage, such as clothes washing, dishwashing, etc. until further notice to prevent sewer backups. Garbage service for Monday has been canceled.
  • Please continue to report any flooded streets, downed trees and power lines and debris piles and/or blocked culverts to EOC at (985) 783-5050. Continue to monitor drains, culverts and catch basins around your homes. If it is safe to do so, please assist by clearing any debris.
  • Parish personnel continue to monitor drainage and pump station operations 24/7.
  • Sand and sandbags are still available. For locations, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/hurricane. Bring your own shovel to fill bags.
  • Please report any power outages to Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY.
  • Stay tuned to local media, Cox Cable Channel 6 in St. Charles Parish, stcharlesparish-la.gov, 1-888-SCP-9EOC or 1370 AM for further announcements. Any questions may be directed to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050 24 hours a day.
  • For more information about storm readiness, visit www.getagameplan.org or www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/hurricane. The St. Charles Parish Public Information Office is posting photos, video and more details to its Emergency Blog at stcharlesgov.blogspot.com.
The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.


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