Lafourche Parish President provides storm update as Tropical Depression 9 heads toward Gulf Coast

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Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson provided a Thursday afternoon storm update as Tropical Depression 9 is currently on track to impact southeast Louisiana.

The latest National Hurricane Center update shows the depression potentially forming into a major hurricane and places the center of the cone at Terrebonne Bay.

“We will see potential impacts from what will be Hurricane Ida as we go into late Saturday evening and into  Sunday and Monday, so now’s the time to get prepared,” Chaisson said. The parish president reminded residents that now is the time to get a game plan — planning evacuations, if necessary, picking up loose items around the yard and thinking about generator safety.

Chaisson said he anticipates issuing evacuation orders, especially for areas outside the floodgates, beginning Friday.

Self-filled sandbags sites will open on Friday at noon across the Parish’s six field offices and other locations in the South Lafourche area, he said. “Thanks to the Sheriff’s Office, we have inmates making some sandbags for us, should we need them. And then as the potential impacts may shift,  if we see we need to hand out sandbags to people, we’ll begin those operations Friday into Saturday,” Chaisson said.

Field Office Locations:
•Thibodaux Field Office: 2565 Veterans Blvd.
•Raceland Field Office: 129 Texas St.
•Choctaw Field Office: 122 Choctaw Road
•Bayou Blue Field Office: 104 Myrtle Place
•Lockport Field Office: 6236 Hwy 308
•Galliano Field Office: 128 W-97th St.

Garbage service is still scheduled for Friday and Saturday, he said.

Lafourche Parish emergency updates can be found HERE.