Plaquemines Parish Tropical Storm Cindy Update
Today, President Amos Cormier has declared a state of emergency for Plaquemines Parish in response to the threat of Tropical Storm Cindy. As winds shift to
the south, tides will begin rising along bayous and bays mainly west of the Mississippi River.
According to the National Weather Service, 1-3 feet of storm surge inundation with isolated areas possibly seeing up to 4 feet of inundation is expected.The inundation
levels should peak during the high tide cycles today and Thursday.
In response to the sustained rainfall, pump stations throughout the parish are fully staffed around the clock to protect our citizens and their property. The
Ferries in Belle Chasse and Pointe-a-la-Hache will continue to operate. Parish crews will continue providing regular services to the public.
Sandbags are still being offered to residents at the following locations:
- Government Complex
333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd
- Empire Shipyard
Rose Marie Drive
- Behind Old Water Plant Facility West Pointe-a-la-Hache (The Thunder Dome)
- Edna Lafrance Road in Braithwaite
- Davant Community Center
- Braithwaite Community Center
All sandbag sites will remain open until 7:30 pm and resident are allotted 12 bags each.
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. Any questions may be directed to the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations Center
at (504) 297-5600 or
24 hours a day.
Parish social media sites will be updated continuously at www.facebook.com/plaqueminesgovernment and
Please call 1-800-ENTERGY for information on power outages.
To sign up for emergency text messages and e-mails, visit
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.