Ascension Parish Update 7/14/19

Ascension Parish Update: 7/14/2019
Tropical Storm warning cancelled for Ascension Parish.
Tropical Storm Barry is located about 80 miles south-southeast of Shreveport, LA

Rainfall associated with Barry will continue and an additional 2 inches is possible for the Baton Rouge area over the next 48 hours. Ascension Parish received a minimal amount of rainfall throughout this event, and major flooding is not expected. A flash flood watch will remain in effect through this evening. The National Weather Service has confirmed that lingering rain bands may add additional water to the Amite River, however major flooding is no longer anticipated.

Public Works will continue working throughout the day today clearing rights-of-way, and continue to man pumping stations. Waterways will remain closed until The River Forecast Center confirms safe water levels.

The shelter at Lamar Dixon was officially closed at 1:00 PM as residents have begun returning home.
Lamar Dixon has requested any residents who may have left pets at the facility, including those who sought shelter; begin picking up pets from the facility. Please contact Lamar Dixon at 225-450-1009 for inquiries regarding pets. Fees may be assessed beginning on Monday.

Entergy has advised contract resources have been mobilized to help restore power. Scouting screws are on the ground conducting damage assessments. Vegetation crews in the area are working to clear trees from lines. There are about 1,000 residents without power in the Donaldsonville area.

Ascension Parish would like to remind residents we are only beginning to enter the active period of hurricane season. Residents in low-lying areas are encouraged to retain their sandbags, and not dispose of them, throughout the remainder of hurricane season.