St. Bernard Parish officials outlined their preparations for Tropical Storm Gordon Monday. The following information comes from Parish President Guy McInnis.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is prepared and asking residents to assist by removing any debris that can be moved by the wind or water into drainage system and restrict flow. Road Workers have staged equipment and are ready to respond should the need arise. The DPW can be reached at 504-271-1681.
Parish Road Workers will place highway markers along Florissant Highway and will build a Rollover Rock Dam on Florissant Highway early Tuesday morning.
SOUTHEAST LA FLOOD PROTECTION AUTHORITY- EAST (SLFPA)
Bayou Bienvenue and Bayou Dupree locks are currently closed. SLFPA-East Officials will close the Caernarvon Locks sometime Tuesday morning. Parish Officials are in constant communication with SLFPA and will release updates on the status of the locks. There are no intentions to close highway gates at LA46 or LA39.
ST. BERNARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Sheriff’s Office will place barricades in flood prone neighborhoods and on flood prone streets.
Sandbags will be distributed today, September 3rd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sand barn located in the St. Bernard Port. Sandbags are limited to 15 per vehicle.
Campers and boats can be staged on the north side of LA46 (westbound side). The Sheriff’s Office will monitor the staging area.
A decision on school and government closures will be made later today.
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