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St. James asks people to extent travels as H2O seeps in

St. James asks people to extent travels as H2O seeps in

St. James Parish officials are actively monitoring H2O levels and will yield updates on bishopric websites and amicable media via a day.

Parish officials are seeking people to extent their transport on streets with water. Vehicles, including ATVs, are formulating wakes in a water, that adds nonessential vigour on sandbag levees. Individuals should usually transport on these streets if positively necessary.

There are no evacuations holding place in St. James Parish during this time. Officials are monitoring H2O levels around homes and are prepared to go door-to-door contacting residents in a doubtful eventuality that H2O will enter a home.

The National Weather Service can't yield specific measurements, as this is an ancestral flooding event, however, areas north of La. Hwy. 3125 have a biggest probability of flooding along with a few pockets of low-lying areas only south of La. Hwy. 3125.

Preparation is of pinnacle importance, therefore, sandbag operations will continue via a day during all locations.

There are no shelters open in St. James Parish during this time. If a preserve is needed, preserve information will be communicated to residents.

Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61) between La. Hwy. 641 and La. Hwy. 22 in Ascension Parish is sealed since of high water. Businesses along Airline Highway between La. Hwy. 641 and La. Hwy. 3274 sojourn permitted from Airline Highway.

La. Hwy. 641 is open between I-10 and Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61), however, a I-10 eastward off-ramp and a I-10 westbound off-ramp to La. Hwy. 641 are closed. The I-10 eastward on-ramp and a I-10 westbound on-ramp are both open.

East 14th Street in Gramercy and King Avenue in Lutcher are sealed during this time.

All waterways on a easterly bank of St. James Parish are sealed to recreational vessel trade until serve notice.

Volunteers are indispensable during all locations to support with sandbagging. Sandbagging will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sand and bags for sandbagging are accessible during a following locations:

East Bank Locations:

  • Grand Point Fire Station
  • Grand Point Truck Stop
  • Floyd Marshall Center in Lutcher
  • Lutcher Recreation Park (Behind Lutcher Senior Center)

West Bank Location:

  • South Vacherie Fire and Rescue Training Center located nearby a Health Unit (This sandbagging plcae will close on Thursday, Aug. 18 during 8 p.m.)

Sand and bags are accessible during all locations. Residents are speedy to move your possess trowel and bag your possess sand. These locations will have silt and bags delivered frequently via a day.

Volunteers should go to all locations to support with sandbagging and not accumulate during one plcae so that we can fill as many sandbags as possible.

St. James Parish officials are actively monitoring a continue and H2O levels and have been in hit with a Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and adjacent parishes who are providing assistance with a parish’s preparations.

St. James Parish Government has combined a webpage to yield a one-stop-shop for information concerning preparations underway to lessen any intensity flooding. The webpage is The website will be updated via a day.

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