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October 6, 2020 3:51 PM

October 9 4PM Update

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Hurricane Delta.

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Hurricane Delta.

Hurricane Delta is a Category 4 storm and has maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. Delta is forecasted to make landfall this weekend.

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

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7 at 12 PM Noon parish-wide sandbag locations will be open. Residents should bring their own shovels and only take 10 bags max. Bags will be provided. Sandbag locations are listed on our website.

Residents can fill their sandbags at the following locations:
• Plaquemines Parish Government Complex, PROWM Building (333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037)
• Port Sulphur YMCA, 278 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA 70083
• Buras YMCA, 36342 Hwy 11, Buras, LA 70041
• Boothville Area across from Boothville-Venice Elementary School
• Davant Community Center, 15577 Hwy 15, Braithwaite, LA 70040
• Braithwaite Auditorium, 1253 LA-39, Braithwaite, LA 70040

Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for more updates as Hurricane Delta moves towards Southeast Louisiana.

Pre-Registration for transportation assistance is available and recommended. To pre-register with us call 504-274-2470 and leave your name, address, quantity of pets, if any (only dogs & cats) and your contact information for follow-up.

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