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  • Community Action - School Uniform Vouchers

    Applications for School Uniform Vouchers will be accepted from 8am - 4pm in Galliano Outreach on July 30, 2019; Mathews Complex on July 31, 2019; and Thibodaux Outreach on August 1, 2019.

    07/24/2019

  • Community Action - Office Closures

    Mathews Office of Community Action will be closed on Tuesday, July 30 & Thursday, August 1, 2019 to allow us to better assist our Outreach offices in Galliano and Thibodaux with School Uniform Voucher applications.

    07/24/2019

  • Hepatitis A Outbreak and Vaccination Info

    To view the full flyer along with information regarding hepatitis A vaccinations, click the flyer image below

    07/22/2019 3:00 PM

  • Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal - Update

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Barry, Lafourche Parish Government has activated additional storm debris removal services. Beginning Tuesday, July 23rd, storm debris contractors will also be picking up branches and tree debris that are placed at the curbside.

    07/22/2019 11:30 AM

  • Lafourche Parish Damage Reports

    All residents and businesses in Lafourche Parish who suffered any damages from Hurricane Barry are asked to call the Lafourche Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to file a damage report between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The telephone number is (985)532-8174.

    07/17/2019 4:30 PM

  • Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal

    Lafourche Parish Government and its contractors will begin the process of Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry. To assist in these collection efforts, we ask that storm debris and regular garbage and trash be kept separate as much as possible.

    07/16/2019 12:30 PM

  • Commodity Application Registration Days

    Citizens that wish to apply for commodity assistance can register on Monday's and Thursday's throughout the month of July. Please bring proof of identification, social security card, proof of income and proof of residence. There can only be one application per household.

    07/15/2019 3:30 PM

  • Mosquito Pool Positive for West Nile Virus

    This is to inform you that the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed that mosquito samples were positive for West Nile Encephalitis (WNV). Said samples were collected in the Lockport area of Lafourche Parish (Zone L7/8) on June 9th.

    07/15/2019 3:15 PM

  • Mosquito Pool Positive for West Nile Virus

    This is to inform you that the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed one of our mosquito samples positive for West Nile Encephalitis (WNV). Said sample was collected in the North Cut Off area of Lafourche Parish (Zone L5) on June 9th.

    07/15/2019 3:15 PM

  • Parish President Praises Lafourche Response

    Reflecting on this weekend’s weather event, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle praised the response of Lafourche Parish Government staff, the Sheriff’s Office, Police Departments, Mayors, School Districts, Levee Districts, the Port Commission, volunteers and citizens that joined efforts.

    07/15/2019 12:45 PM

  • All Bridges are now OPEN

    At 2:00 P.M., July 14th, 2019, the Department of Public Works announced that the Galliano Pontoon Bridge and the Cote Blanche Pontoon Bridge are now open to vehicular and marine traffic.

    07/14/2019 2:15 PM

  • Parish President Announces Recovery Phase

    Parish President Jimmy 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.

    07/14/2019 9:42 AM

  • Raceland Recreation Shelter Closed

    Residents that took shelter at the Raceland Recreation Center have chosen to return home. Due to lack of demand, Lafourche Parish officials have announced the Raceland Recreation Shelter is now closed. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 985-537-7603.

    07/13/2019 6:40 PM

  • Parish President Issues Recommended Evacuation for Point Aux Chenes Residents

    Due to overtopping water at the levee system in Point Aux Chenes, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has issued a Recommended Evacuation for residents in the area.

    07/13/2019 4:35 PM

  • Fake News Correction: There is NOT a levee breach in Cut Off.

    Parish President Cantrelle has confirmed that there is NOT a levee breach in Cut Off. Lafourche Parish Government officials will notify residents in the event conditions are un-safe, but that is not the case. There is NOT a levee breach, and residents are protected by the levee system in place.

    07/13/2019 4:10 PM

  • Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle Issues New Curfew: July 13th, 2019 from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.

    Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has issued a new curfew for Lafourche Parish residents July 13th, 2019 from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.

    07/13/2019 9:30 AM

  • Parish President Urges Residents To Stay Off The Roads

    As Tropical Storm Barry approaches, the Lafourche Parish curfew remains in effect until 8:00 A.M.; however, Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle urges residents to stay off of the roads, if at all possible. We anticipate strong wind gusts to continue and heavy rains to begin today.

    07/13/2019 7:20 AM

  • Update: Pets Can Accompany Owners at Raceland Recreation Shelter

    As Tropical Storm Barry approaches, residents who choose to seek shelter can bring their pets. Pets will need a crate or carrier; as well as, food and water for three days.

    07/12/2019 9:10 PM

  • Bridge Closure Notice

    At 8:30 P.M., the Galliano Pontoon Bridge and the Cote Blanche Pontoon Bridge will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic. All other bridges remain open to vehicular traffic.

    07/12/2019 7:50 PM

  • Parish President Issues Curfew

    Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has issued a curfew for Lafourche Parish Residents from 10 P.M. to 8 A.M. Please check updates at lafourchegov.org, Facebook @lafourchegov, and Twitter.

    07/12/2019 2:50 PM

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