JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
September 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PREPARES FOR TROPICAL STORM SALLY
Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Possible Heavy Rain, Strong Winds and Storm Surge
JEFFERSON, LA – Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen to hurricane intensity and impact the Jefferson Parish area. The Jefferson Parish Administration, along with the Emergency Management and Public Works Departments, are closely monitoring and are ready to respond accordingly.
Currently, impacts for Jefferson Parish include the potential of heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge. The earliest reasonable time of arrival for tropical storm winds at the coast is early on Monday morning.
Residents are encouraged to gather emergency supplies, including food, water and medications for at least three days. Residents are also encouraged to clear out leaves and debris from gutters, downspouts and in front of catch basins to help rain get to the drain. Residents should place their garbage and recycling bins curbside on their scheduled collection days. If heavy rain occurs, residents should remove all bins from the curb and secure them on their property to avoid debris clogging storm drains and the loss of bins if street flooding occurs.
Residents should continue to monitor the news for weather updates and follow guidance from local officials in the coming days. Residents are also reminded about the JPALERT System for real-time updates. Residents can text either JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777 to stay informed.
A list of tropical weather supplies, evacuation details and other critical information can be found on the www.getagameplan.org website or on the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management page.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov).
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO