[StBernard] Latest re-entry Info- 10:00PM CDT

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Sep 3 00:49:13 EDT 2008

Assumption Parish:

Residents are allowed to return to Assumption Parish, though it is not
recommended by parish officials to do so.

Confirmed estimates show that power will not be restored for at least 4-6
weeks, officials said, and food, water and fuel will be a problem. It is
high encouraged by officials that you find other living arrangements
outside of the parish.

All roads are open, but are extremely unsafe, since trees and power lines
are down throughout.

There is a curfew in effect nightly at 8 p.m.

Jefferson Parish:

Jefferson Parish residents will be allowed back in the Wednesday morning
at 6 a.m. Additionally, the curfew that accompanied the mandatory
evacuation will be lifted as of 6 a.m Wednesday.

Parish public schools and Archdiocesan parochial schools in Jefferson
Parish will remain closed through the end of this week.

Orleans Parish:

The City of New Orleans will lift the mandatory evacuation for all
citizens at 12:01 a.m. Thursday though Mayor Ray Nagin said he doesn't
necessarily recommend people return to a city that will have very limited
services. He is also asking that anyone with medical conditions or special
needs not return at this time.

Tier 1 people, such as responders and predetermined subcontractor workers,
are allowed in Tuesday with proper identification. Tier 2 and Tier 3
people, which Nagin said includes most business owners, large and small,
would happen Wednesday.

Orleans is under curfew from dusk until dawn until further notice.


Plaquemines Parish will allow residents back into the northern part of the
parish and only on the West Bank beginning at six am tomorrow- Wednesday
September 3rd.

Only those residents residing in Belle Chasse and Jesuit Bend and areas
down to the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery will be allowed to return.due
to flooding, debris, and downed power lines.residents in the south end of
the parish and the east bank will not be allowed to return until it is

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department will be moving its road-block
to Highway 23 by the Alliance Refinery.

If you choose to return, you may or may not have power. As of 8pm on
Tuesday Sept 2.Entergy reports that it will take 2-3 days to restore power
to Belle Chasse and Jesuit Bend-about 35% of those areas now have power.
South of Alliance-Entergy anticipates a 4-5 day period for power
restoration.and 7-10 days for the east bank which like the south end, has
no power at this time.

Water and sewerage service has been restored in the north end of the
parish and we are working on repairs on the East bank and South end.
Entergy and parish crews are also working day and night to clears debris,
remove trees and restore power.

However, there are no gas stations, groceries or other essential
businesses at this time. We strongly urge all our businesses in the north
end of the parish to return as soon as possible.

All parish employees are asked to report to work as soon as possible.
Those who live in the areas still under mandatory evacuation-the south end
and the east bank.are to report back on Monday. If you have a place to
stay in Belle Chasse or the areas that are safe to return to- you are
encouraged to come back to work as soon as possible.

Plaquemines Parish is under lockdown and a curfew is in place from 8 p.m.
to 6 a.m.

St. Bernard:

Parish president Craig Taffaro said the St. Bernard will open Wednesday at
6 a.m. He said that public service workers began cleaning up Monday night,
with Entergy officials working on the ground to restore power.

He warned that residents who do opt to return early should expect to not
have full power or services, but that their homes are safe and secure.

St. Charles:

Residents are now allowed back into St. Charles Parish; however,
electricity could take 7-to-14 days to be turned on and there is no
gasoline. Water service is on throughout the parish.

A curfew is in place in St. Charles Parish from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until
further notice.

St. John:

St. John residents will be allowed back in beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The curfew will remain in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further

St. Tammany:

St. Tammany residents will be able to reenter St. Tammany Parish Wednesday
at 6 a.m.

"If citizens of St. Tammany want to return tomorrow, please feel free to
return tomorrow morning. Remember that there may be no electricity at your
home. If you return, bring food, water, fuel, ice, flashlights and other
supplies," said St. Tammany President Kevin Davis. 'The electric companies
are working hard to restore power but it may take five or more days for
full restoration. The utilities in some areas were hard hit."

There is a curfew in effect from dusk until dawn until further notice in
the Parish. In Bogalusa, however, officials lifted the curfew Tuesday

Public Information Officer Kevin Foltz of the Slidell Police Department
said that in Slidell the sewer system is not working due to power outage.
That means you cannot flush your toilet if you live in the city.


Tangipahoa Parish is now open for re-entry.

All major roadways are open and crews are working to open numerous parish

Officials say to proceed with caution due to down power lines and trees.

There is currently a mandatory curfew in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

90 percent are still without power in the parish, though there are no
reports of flooding. There is a voluntary boil advisory in effect. Just
boil water for one minute in a clean container. You can also mix thirty
drops of unscented liquid chlorine laundry bleach with one galon of water
and let stand for 30 minutes before drinking.

Other openings include the Tangipahoa Parish Landfill at 10 a.m. Wednesday
and the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse Thursday.

Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish:

Terrebonne officials said that the tentative plan is to let residents back
in Friday at noon.

Lafourche residents can return 4 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 2 to their homes, but
it must be noted that the parish is completely without power for the next
three to four weeks. Lafourche's 911 system is restored

No major flooding or levee breaks have been reported in either parish.

Lafourche residents are asked to conserve water.

There is a 24-hour curfew in effect in Terrebonne.

Washington Parish

Residents are welcome to return home to Washington Parish but could still
be without power, said Parish President Richard Thomas.

There are 4400 residents in Washington Parish without power. 4000 of those
are Entergy users, while there are 400 CLECO users.

All state roads in the parish are open as well as most parish roads, but
watch out for trees and power lines.

Gas stations should have fuel by Wednesday.

The curfew in the parish has been lifted.

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