Jefferson Parish moving in sandbags, moving out people for Barry

Barry: Jefferson Parish Preps Thursday

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (WVUE) -Sandbagging is underway in the lower lying community of Jean Lafitte. An evacuation order took effect on Thursday for Jean Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria and the lower Lafitte.

Giant sandbags are arriving by the truck loads in those parts of the parish. Some have already been placed along the side of the main road t extend a cement floodwall.

Parish President Mike Yenni said nearly 100 percent of the parish’s drainage pumps are working.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL YENNI ISSUES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR JEFFERSON PARISH President Michael Yenni has issued a mandatory...

Posted by Jefferson Parish on Thursday, July 11, 2019

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