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Tropical Storm Barry Information Updates

Sandbag Locations - Garbage Pick-Up Notice - Voluntary/Mandatory Evacuation - Shelter Location - Weather Summary

Post Date:07/11/2019 1:38 PM

Lafourche Parish Government officials and the Office of Emergency Preparedness are preparing for Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to produce at least 10 to 15 inches of rain in the Lafourche Parish area.  Based on current weather models, weather deterioration will begin Friday afternoon and last through Saturday.


Here are the latest comprehensive updates:

The Parish President has declared a State of Emergency, effective July 10th, 2019, at 3:00 P.M.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City.


**Sandbag locations remain operational throughout the Parish. Workers will be there to assist. Sandbag Locations

**Garbage service has been cancelled for Friday and Saturday.  Regularly scheduled garbage service will resume Monday.

(Please pick-up empty cans and do not put out garbage cans for weekend pick-up.)

Please clean out any ditches or culvert areas to allow proper drainage to occur.

**A Recommended Evacuation was issued for residents and businesses South of the Leon Theriot Flood Gate. 

**A Mandatory Evacuation is expected to be issued at 6:00 A.M., July 12th, 2019, for residents and businesses South of the Leon Theriot Flood Gate.

(Once you evacuate during a mandatory evacuation, you will not be able to return until the order is lifted.)

** The Raceland Recreation Center will be opened for residents and businesses that choose to seek shelter. Shelter Address

(You will need to bring 3 days of water, food, bedding, any medications and I.D.  Minors under the age of 18 require adult supervision.  Pets are not allowed at the shelter, unless a service animal is needed.


**Flooding is the main concern from both heavy rain and storm surge - at least 10-15 inches anticipated.

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane prior to landfall which could produce heavy wind and a slight risk for a tornado.

Please check updates at, Facebook @lafourchegov, and Twitter.

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