[StBernard] Tropical Storm Isacc Updates for St Bernard Parish

Westley Annis westley at da-parish.com
Sun Aug 26 19:34:04 EDT 2012

Tropical Storm Isacc Updates for St Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish President David E. Peralta issued an Executive Order
declaring a State of Emergency as a result of the forecasted conditions of
Tropical Storm Isaac. President Peralta stated the parish officials are in
constant communications with the National Weather Service and surrounding
key agencies to monitor the current weather situation.

President Peralta urges St. Bernard residents to carefully monitor the
weather and the media updates. "Although the integrity of our levee system
is better than it has ever been, we want citizens to implement their
individual emergency preparation plans," said President Peralta

Currently, St. Bernard Parish is operating at full drainage and pumping
capacity. President Peralta said "Drainage canals have been pumped down to
add additional storage capacity." Public Works' crews are implementing all
emergency preparation plans and pre-staging additional pumps for problem

The St. Bernard Parish Emergency Operations Center will be in full operation
as of 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, August 27, 2012 and shall remain open until
the termination of the State of Emergency.

It is highly recommended that owners of boats and trailers secure their
property no later than Monday afternoon. Marine traffic should seek safe

All residents should secure any loose items around their homes and pick up
any debris that may cause obstructions to the drainage catch basins in their

Residents can call Emergency Operations Center at 504-278-4268 or stay tuned
to local media for updates.

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