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Parish President Announces Recovery Phase

Tropical Storm Barry

Post Date:07/14/2019 9:42 AM

President Cantrelle has announced that Lafourche Parish Government has moved into the recovery phase.  President Cantrelle has lifted evacuation orders and terminated curfew orders as of 7:00 A.M. July 14th, 2019.

"We were lucky and did not get some of the most severe rain; however, we must continue to be careful during today's residual effects," said President Cantrelle.  As emergency operations wind down, sand bag locations are closing at 10:00 A.M., July 14th, 2019 and emergency calls should be directed to 9-1-1.  Starting July 15th, 2019, residents should report damages so that we can provide documentation to State and Federal authorities. 

We will continue to send out updated information as it becomes available.

Lafourche Parish Government Public Works crews are monitoring levee's around the clock and have constructed a temporary levee at the North American Shipyard to control storm waters.  The levee is holding well as temporary storm surge protection.

The Department of Public Works and the North Lafourche Levee District have added sandbags to strengthen several other levees and are closely monitoring the Des Allemands levee, the Allied Shipyard levee and the Leighton-Morvant levees.  "We are prepared to address anything that may occur," said President Cantrelle.

We did experience water overtopping several miles of the levee in lower Point Aux Chenes due to storm surge; however, the water is dropping and should be under control within a few hours.

We have no other known flood issues throughout Lafourche Parish at this time.

Louisiana State Police have opened LA 1 to vehicular traffic and roadways are clear to and within Port Fourchon.

Work crews have cleared debris from LA 1 from the Leon Theriot Flood Gate to Grand Isle; however, drivers should still exercise caution. 

President Cantrelle still urges residents to stay off the roads as power line crews repair poles to restore power to all neighborhoods.