view this release at www.sjbparish.com
Emergency Responders are evacuating residents out of River Forest Subdivision
LAPLACE WATER CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Water Outage in LaPlace. St. John the Baptist Parish is working to restore water and make contingency plans for residents.
• According to Entergy- 19, 519 power outages
• Power outages can be reported at 1-800-9OUTAGE and can be viewed at http://viewoutage.entergy.com/la.aspx
• Entergy crews will not respond to calls until wind speeds decrease.
**Residents should not touch downed power lines as they may be active.
• St. John the Baptist Parish residents and businesses remain under the curfew until further notice. All residents should remain inside until notified otherwise.
• All businesses are closed until further notice.
• River Parish Hospital remains open with a fully staffed emergency room.
Category 1 Hurricane, may become tropical storm later today
Hurricane Isaac continues to move at a slow forward moving speed of 6 mph which raises concerns of extended hours of high winds, power outages, and rising water levels through the parish.
Hurricane force winds will begin today and tropical storm force winds will continue through 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night.
St. John the Baptist Parish remains under a Hurricane, a Tornado Watch, and a Flash Flood Watch.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
• For emergencies, residents should call 9-1-1
• Residents can call 985-652-2222 or 2-1-1 for emergency information