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Terrebonne Parish is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Warning.
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. A declaration of emergency for the Parish was signed this morning by Parish President Gordon Dove. All Parish Departments are currently beginning preparations for a tropical system to impact Terrebonne Parish to ensure the safety, health, and welfare needs of the citizens and property of Terrebonne Parish.
As per the current National Hurricane Center forecast, we are asking all residents to begin preparations for tropical storm force or Category 1 hurricane strength winds to impact Terrebonne Parish. All preparations should be completed by Saturday afternoon as the Parish could experience tropical storm forces winds at approximately 7:00 pm Saturday evening.
A decision to call an evacuation order for the areas outside of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Morganza to the Gulf levee system and low-lying areas of Terrebonne Parish will be decided this afternoon. In the event an evacuation order is issued, the Parish will provide shelter for those residents that are in need of a shelter.
The Terrebonne Parish Public Works Division will provide sand and sandbags at the following locations:
The Terrebonne Parish Public Works Department will be offering up to (30) filled sandbags per TERREBONNE PARISH RESIDENT at the Public Works Yard (near Shannon Hardware) located at 1860 Grand Caillou Road and at the Houma- Terrebonne Civic Center off of Civic Center Blvd in Houma, La., tomorrow, Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on both days.
All schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District, TARC, and the Fletcher Technical Community College are OPEN today, Friday, October 6th. The Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging is open today with normal operations. Decision on Terrebonne Parish Public Schools for Monday, October 9th will be determined on Sunday, October 8th after an assessment of the school system is complete.
Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District has closed the following floodgates: Bayou Terrebonne, Humble Canal, Upper Little Caillou Auxiliary Structure, Placid Canal, Bush Canal and Bayou Grand Caillou. The following floodgates will be closed beginning today: Boudreaux Canal, Lower Dularge, Bayou Black and Pointe Aux Chenes. The Bayou Petit Caillou and the Bubba Dove Houma Navigation Canal floodgates are scheduled for closure on Saturday morning, October 7th. Please continue to monitor the TLCD website at www.tlcd.org for up-to-date information on floodgate operations.
Residents should continue to stay informed through local news media, the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government website (tpcg.org), and the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security website (tohsep.com), Facebook page (facebook.com/TerrebonneParishOHSEP) and Twitter page (@TOHSEP) to obtain the latest information available.
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