The Plaquemines Parish Government Monitors Hurricane Irma
The Plaquemines Parish Government is monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane, the strongest recorded in the Atlantic! The storm will continue on a west-northwest track through Saturday, which puts it on a potential path toward Louisiana. On Sunday, the current forecast has it turning toward Florida because of a trough in the Central Gulf of Mexico.
Citizens are urged to begin communicating with their families about any future evacuation plans. Though Irma is expected to turn on Sunday away from the Louisiana coast, that does not afford us much time to act. Please take the initiative to gather important documents, such as birth certificates and insurance information. If you need help on where to start please visit the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness site www.getagameplan.org; there you can find resources to assist in your family plan, business plan, mitigation plan, and kids plan.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