Hurricane Zeta

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October 5, 2020 8:55 AM

Hurricane Zeta

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Tropical Event Zeta

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Tropical Event Zeta

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Latest Update:

November 1, 2020 3:51 PM

Hurricane Zeta: Home Cleanup Hotline Crisis Cleanup

Crisis Clean Up has set up their hotline for people to register for assistance with tarp installation and debris removal.

Hurricane Zeta Hotline: 504-350-0788

Prior Updates

October 27, 2020 2:52 PM

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish citizens to begin their personal preparations for the potential threats imposed by Tropical Storm Zeta.

Tropical Storm Zeta has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph currently but is expected to become a hurricane by late today. Zeta is forecasted to make landfall tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th in Plaquemines Parish. Expect Tropical Storm & Hurricane Force Winds parish wide.

Effective 8 AM, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Voluntary Evacuation will be ordered for the following areas:
• The entire East Bank of Plaquemines Parish
• West Bank of Plaquemines Parish from Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery to Venice

Plaquemines Parish Evacuation Shelter at the Plaquemines Parish Government Pavilion will be activated Wednesday, October 28th at 12 PM Noon.
Pre-Registration for transportation assistance is available and recommended. To pre-register with us call 504-274-2470.

The Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry is scheduled to move up river to the Belle Chasse area late Tuesday evening.

The PALH Ferry's last trips will be Tuesday afternoon.

Last Trips are as follows:

-Last trip leaving from the West Bank will be at 6:30 PM
-Last trip leaving from the East Bank will be at 6:45 PM.

The ferry will go in service Wednesday morning in the Belle Chasse/Scarsdale area at the regularly scheduled time, all weather permitting. As soon as this weather event is over, the ferry will return to Pointe-a-la-Hache

Residents are encouraged to finalize all preparations and stay tuned for future weather updates. Finalize an emergency communications plan with your family and co-workers.

Please assist at home by helping to clean out catch basins and storm drains. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may obstruct drainage or become projectiles. Secure all items around residences.

Check your emergency supplies. Remember to include any items needed to sustain each family member for at least 3 days.

Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for more updates on Tropical Storm Zeta.

October 26, 2020 8:38 AM

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Tropical Storm Zeta

Current projections have ZETA making landfall on the gulf coast sometime Wednesday evening, as a Category 1 Hurricane

*ZETA is currently a Tropical Storm with 70mph winds and is moving NW at 9mph
*ZETA is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane today
* Plaquemines Parish is currently in the center of the cone of the forecasted path of TS/HURRICANE ZETA

Currently, there are no Parish evacuation orders in place. Hurricane Delta is expected to bring potentially significant impacts to the area late this week. While there is still uncertainty in the exact magnitude of impacts, the current track and intensity forecast would lead to: Potentially life-threatening storm surge, Widespread Damaging winds, Heavy rainfall and potential for both flash flooding and river flooding

Please assist at home by helping to clean out catch basins and storm drains. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may obstruct drainage or become projectiles. Secure all items around residences.

Residents are encouraged to finalize all preparations and stay tuned for future weather updates. Finalize an emergency communications plan with your family and co-workers.

Check your emergency supplies. Remember to include any items needed to sustain each family member for at least 3 days.

If you live outside our levee protection system, now is the time to take precautions.

Local Commercial Fishermen now is the time to seeking safe harbor. Safe Harbor will be inside the Empire Floodgate system Plaquemines Parish residents will have priority docking

Everbridge Notification System

Sign Up for Alert System: Communication during any emergency is essential and in some instances, it can be the difference between life and death. Plaquemines Parish will communicate with its residents and businesses on any and all emergencies. The best way to stay informed is to register your home, cell phone, and email with the Parish so that in the event of an emergency, you will be notified immediately via phone, text, or email.

Sign-Up here: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612475#/signup