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Flooding prompts state of emergency in St. Charles Parish

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Residents in St. Charles Parish fill sandbags in an effort to combat flooding. (Source: Natasha Robin) Residents in St. Charles Parish fill sandbags in an effort to combat flooding. (Source: Natasha Robin)
ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has declared a state of emergency due to the heavy rainfall and as a precautionary measure in anticipation of further rainfall later this week. officials are continuing to monitor and respond to heavy rain and high water.

The Department of Wastewater has put a sewer notice in place for all residents in St. Charles Parish. Residents are asked to minimize their sewer use until further notice.

Flooding has closed several roads in the parish.

A running list of high water locations can be found here.

The following is a list of open sandbag locations, road closures, and high water locations:

SANDBAGS

  • East Bank Bridge Park
  • West Bank Bridge Park
  • Bayou Gauche

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Riverpoint Drive in Destrehan
  • Williams Street in Boutte
  • Barton Avenue in Luling
  • Ormond Oaks, Ormond Boulevard, and Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan
  • Thomas Colby Drive in Destrehan

HIGH WATER

  • River Road at Barton Avenue in Luling
  • Old Spanish Trail at Pit Road, Cajun Paradis, Exxon 
  • River Road at Davis Diversion
  • Ormond Boulevard  and Ormond Oaks in Destrehan
  • Ashland, Celia Court and Courville in Luling
  • Giacomo Street in Norco
  • East Club Drive in St. Rose
  • Badalimenti Street in Luling
  • Pat’s Court in Ama

Any questions may be directed to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050 24 hours a day. Parish social media sites will be updated continuously at www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov and www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Please call 1-800-ENTERGY for information on power outages.

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