Jefferson Parish leaders urge residents to have storm plan in place

Jefferson Parish Hurricane Prep news conference

GRETNA, La. (WVUE) -Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Sheriff Joe Lopinto, and several others held a news conference Monday for the launch of the 2020 Hurricane Season.

Leaders urged residents to have preparations in order in the event an evacuation is called. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, procedures at state shelters will operate differently.

They also stressed not to wait to the last minute to leave.

The news conference will provide an opportunity for Jefferson Parish leaders to inform citizens about the preparedness measures the Parish Administration, Municipalities and partner agencies have taken; and to encourage all citizens to prepare now to protect their family, friends and property in the event of a major storm or hurricane this year.

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