Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier and PPG Staff Prepare for
Tropical Storm Cindy
Plaquemines Parish, LA – Today, President Amos Cormier received the latest updates on Tropical Storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the National Weather Service (NWS). According to the NWS Plaquemines Parish can expect a moderate to high risk of excessive rainfall. We are starting to see rain bands and squalls producing tropical storm force wind gusts near the coast, and these bands are expected to continue moving slowly inland through tonight. In response to the sustained rainfall, PPG Pump stations are fully staffed around the clock to protect our citizens and their property. President Amos Cormier has not called for a state of emergency or for mandatory evacuations. Plaquemines Parish leaders will continue to closely monitor the conditions and parish employees are expected to report to work tomorrow.
We are now offering Sandbags to residents at the following locations:
333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd
Belle Chasse, LA
Empire Shipyard Rose Marie Drive In Empire
· Old Water Plant Facility West Pointe-a-la-Hache, LA
Edna Lafrance Road in Braithwaite
Davant Community Center
Braithwaite Community Center
All sandbag sites will remain open until 7:30pm and each resident is allotted 12 bags.
Citizens are asked to help reduce the risk of street flooding by clearing debris from their catch basins and streets near their property. We also ask that you secure your garbage cans and patio furniture.
Any questions may be directed to the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center at (504) 297-5600, or https://www.facebook.com/PPOHSEP 24 hours a day.
Parish social media sites will be updated continuously at www.facebook.com/plaqueminesgovernment and www.twitter.com/Plaquemines_gov. Please call 1-800-ENTERGY for information on power outages.
To sign up for emergency text messages and e-mails, visit www.plaqueminesparish.com or https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612475#/signup.
The mission of Plaquemines Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of Plaquemines Parish.