After a night filled with no less than three tornado warnings, things are looking as well as can be expected in St. Charles Parish. There are no widespread power outages, water in homes or road closures reported. There was some high water in streets in St. Rose, Boutte, Luling and elsewhere, but luckily the break in the rain has allowed much of it drain away. Trees have been reported down in various areas of the parish, and power outages are mostly limited to single streets in Luling, Paradis, Destrehan and Norco.
THIS IS IMPORTANT! The parish is asking residents to refrain from sewer usage, such as clothes washing, dishwashing, etc. THIS IS IMPORTANT! The parish is asking residents to refrain from sewer usage, such as clothes washing, dishwashing, etc. until further notice due to current high demands on the sewer system. In addition, garbage pickup scheduled for Monday (Labor Day) has been canceled.
Look for us to get walloped again this afternoon with more bands of rain from T.S. Lee. Continue to monitor weather reports and be aware of your surroundings as we continue to deal with this weather threat. Don't drive if you don't have to through severe weather. At EOC, we're continuing full steam ahead and staying focused on the worst-case scenario... If Lee decides it's time to quit, then we consider that a bonus!