St Bernard Post

For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at www.thestbparishpost.com ® Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 Issue 36 - 2020 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Sally Forces Non-Essential Government Offices to Close Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Government Because of Hurricane Sal- ly, all non-essential Govern- ment Offices were closed on Monday, Sept. 14, all Public Schools in St. Bernard Parish were closed as well, Nunez College closed on Monday and Tuesday but had VIRTU- AL CLASSES ONLY, Essen- tial Personnel that were re- quired to report to work were notified by their Supervisor, Parish Employees checked their work emails and texts for updates, and the 34th Judicial District Courthouse was closed on Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. BUS TRANSPORTATION SUSPENDED: St. Bernard Parish public bus transportation was suspend- ed on Monday, Sept. 14 RECREATION DEPART- MENT: All Recreation activities were cancelled for Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15. STORM PREPARATIONS: • Essential Personnel were working throughout the par- ish to prepare for Sally. • For information and/or questions, residents were asked to call 504-278-4200. • For emergencies and downed trees, residents were asked to call 504-271-1681. • Residents were encouraged to keep their catch basins clear of leaves and debris in preparation for the impend- ing storm. • Contractors were asked to clear their jobsites of any loose debris and equipment. SAFE HARBOR: Local Commercial Fishermen that were concerned about seeking safe harbor were asked to contact Derek Boese, Chief Administrative Officer – Flood Protection Authority – East at 504-286-3100 for potential lock closures, times and dates. dboese@floodauthority.org Election time is near !!! Let us help you get your message out ! Call us for Advertising Rates 504-278-7910 McInnis Declares State of Emergency for St. Bernard Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Government St. Bernard Parish Pres- ident Guy McInnis has de- clared a state of emergency for St. Bernard Parish last Friday afternoon at 3:13 p.m. due to Hurricane Sal- ly and the threat to life and property of the citizens of St. Bernard Parish. President McInnis urged all parish citizens to begin their personal prep- arations for the potential threats imposed by Hurri- cane Sally. Sally had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph on Friday but was expected to become a hurricane by late Monday, Sept. 14. Sal- ly was forecasted to make landfall on Tuesday, Sept. 15. No evacuations were mandated as of Friday. Parish personnel are currently cleaning drains and pumping down canals. All internal parish pumps are operational. The parish positioned assets to service the po- tential needs of the citi- zens. Parish officials asked residents to please pick-up anything on your property that could become a pro- jectile or hazard. McInnis also requested that citizens with assets outside of the levee pro- tection system make every effort to preserve those as- sets by moving them inside the levee protection sys- tem, as soon as possible. As always, these assets were moved inside the sys- temon the westbound lane. Local Commercial Fish- ermen that are concerned about seeking safe har- bor were asked to contact Derek Boese, Chief Admin- istrative Officer — Flood Protection Authority — East at 504-286-3100 for potential lock closures, times and dates. dboese@ floodauthority.org Parish Made Sandbags Available to Citizens Contributed by St. Bernard Parish Government St. Bernard Parish made sandbags avail- able Sunday morning. Each resident was limited to 10 sand- bags. The sandbag- ging continued until the sandpiles were ex- hausted. Two weeks ago for Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Mar- co, over 42,000 sand- bags were distributed to residents of St. Ber- nard Parish. Residents filled their sandbags at the following 4 locations: St. BernardPort—100 Port Blvd., Chalmette, Government Com- plex — 8201 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, OTB — 4242 E. Judge Perez Dr., Meraux, and Historic Court- house — 1201 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard. President McInnis requested that citi- zens with assets out- side of the levee pro- tection system make every effort to pre- serve those assets by moving them inside the levee protection system, as soon as possible. As always, the assets were moved inside the system on the westbound lane. Parish personnel cleaned drains and pumped down ca- nals. All internal Par- ish pumps are op- erational. The parish positioned assets to service the potential needs of the citizens. Local commercial fishermen that were concerned about seek- ing safe harbor were asked to contactDerek Boese, chief adminis- trative officer — Flood Protection Authority – East, for potential lock closures, times and dates. dboese@floodau- thority.org

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