September 3, 2012 5:22 PM
St. James Parish Emergency Personnel continue to monitor water levels throughout the parish including Blind River. Conditions within St. James Parish improve as water recedes; according to a water gauge located at the St. James Boat Club, the water level has dropped from the crest level of 5.6 to 5.3. The water level has decreased along LA 641 and US 641 Northbound.
Approximately six streets within the Hester, Paulina, Grand Point areas and approximately three streets near Lutcher and Gramercy remain a concern for officials due to the higher than normal water levels.
Below, please find a list of updates:
- According to Entergy, 600 residents are still without power.
- Parish crews have delivered approximately 520 tarps to residents since Thursday.
-A curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
-Damages can be reported by calling 225.562.2265. Gathered information will be relayed to FEMA.
The following Point-of-Distribution locations are under the management of the Louisiana National Guard:
- Sacred Heart Church in Gramercy. (Closing at 8 p.m.)
- Jubilee Truck Stop in Vacherie. (Closing at 8 p.m.)
Current information is available on the St. James Parish social media pages or by calling 1.877.997.8526. The Emergency Text Notification service is available at https://alertregistration.com/stjames/.
August 31, 2012 12:54 PM
The recovery process continues as parish department leaders, area officials and local law enforcement agencies team up to assess current conditions. Water levels continue to rise at Blind River at a substantially over the past 24 hours. St. James Parish Emergency Preparedness Staff remain in constant contact with the National Weather Service; no information has been given in reference to when Blind River will crest. Parish crews and equipment are out in full force at this time. We are in constant communication with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (GOHSEP) as well.
Residents in the low lying areas of Grand Point, Paulina, Lutcher and Gramercy should continue to monitor conditions. Volunteers are needed at the Grand Point Fire Station and Gramercy Water Plant (on River Road) to help prepare sand bags. Residents on the west bank need not to be alarmed as pumps are working properly. Distribution points for ice, water, and MREs are available on the west bank at Jubilee Truck Stop and at Welcome Park in the 5th District and on the east bank at Sacred Heart Church.
Updated information will be available on the St. James Parish’s Facebook and Twitter pages or by calling 1.877.997.8526. Residents can sign up for Emergency Text Notification by visiting www.stjamesla.com under emergency notification to sign up.
Thu 8/30/2012 3:56 PM
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The recovery process is underway as parish department leaders, area officials and local law enforcement agencies team up to assess current conditions. Parish crews and equipment are out in full force at this time. We are in constant communication with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (GOHSEP).
The list below contains updated information in reference to Hurricane Isaac:
-A parish curfew will go into effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
-According to Entergy reports, 83-hundred homes do not have power.
-All major streets are clear and open for traffic.
-The St. James High School shelter is closed. We are currently housing 38 people at the Lutcher High School shelter, which will close tomorrow at noon. To find out the status of residents housed in shelters, contact the American Red Cross at 985.652.2222.
-Parish residents in need of tarps can call 225.562.2265.
-Garbage trucks will be in route throughout the parish tomorrow.
August 30, 2012 3:34 AM
St. James Parish Schools will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 4.
Currently, there are three road closures in St. James Parish due to downed trees and power lines: the Northbound lane of U.S. Highway
61 near the Ascension Parish Line; Highway 44 near the Convent Water Plant; Highway 20 in the South Vacherie area between 3127 &
A curfew has been issued for St. James parish beginning Wednesday from 6p.m. to 6a.m.
August 28, 2012 10:52 PM
All Schools will be Closed Thursday and Friday
St. James Parish Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday. Schools will also be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 4.
All 12 month employees are to report to work on Friday, August 31 to make sure all schools are prepared for Tuesday.
School Board Meeting Scheduled for August 28, 2012 Has Been Cancelled
Board President Charles Nailor has announced that because of Tropical Storm Issac the School Board Meeting that was scheduled for August 28, 2012 has been cancelled. The next regular scheduled School Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times