Saturday, August 30, 2008

St. Charles Sheriff: Avoid traffic accidents during evacuation

A message from Sheriff Champagne Regarding Hurricane Gustav…

For Your Safety

Everything that we do in anticipation of an approaching storm is for your safety.

You can help us with this effort.

Automobile accidents have already increased in St. Charles Parish. We understand that everyone is preoccupied with the storm threat. When you add excessive cell phone use while driving as well as increased traffic flow, the chance of accidents rises dramatically.

I urge you to concentrate on driving only when you take to the roads. Pull over to make a phone call. An automobile accident will only add to your anxiety and frustration. It is quite likely that more people will be injured in automobile accidents than from the storm itself.

Safety is the point.

"Protecting and Serving the citizens of St. Charles Parish."

Sheriff Greg Champagne
P.O. Box 426
Hahnville, LA 70057
Ph: 985-783-6237

For additional information contact Captain Patrick Yoes.

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