Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday wrap up and reminders.

We have a lot of good things to report this morning as well as a few reminders:

  • The parish did see rain overnight, but nothing along the lines of the squall line we experienced Saturday afternoon. At the peak of the rain Saturday, EOC reported 32 streets barricaded due to high water. There have been reports of 16 downed trees since Friday, and two partially flooded homes in Norco.
  • PLEASE STAY HOME if at all possible. Road conditions remain hazardous, and we've seen quite a few traffic accidents because of it. If you can stay home, you cut your chances to zero that you'll be involved in a similar situation!
  • We expect more wind and rain today, and we do expect flooding problems if we have a heavy squall line sit over us for an extended period of time. Again, it all boils down to... 'how much rain, how fast.'
  • The National Weather Service says there will be a slight increase in the possibility of tornadoes as Lee makes its eastward turn. We are still under a Tropical Storm Warning until 5 a.m. Monday, Tornado Watch until 4 p.m. Sunday, and Flash Flood Watch until Monday evening.
  • Entergy is reporting no power outages this morning in St. Charles Parish.
  • Garbage service for Monday, Sept. 5 has been canceled due to weather conditions. Makeup routes will be Sept. 6 and 7. Please secure garbage cans in case of high winds.

No comments: