Thursday, September 16 Terrebonne Parish Updates

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September 16, 2021
 REV Broadband releases reconnection projections, sets up WiFi hotspots in Lafourche Parish
September 16, 2021
Now Hiring: Staff Writer
September 16, 2021
 REV Broadband releases reconnection projections, sets up WiFi hotspots in Lafourche Parish
September 16, 2021

September, 16 Morning Parish Updates

• Working on Hwy 182 from the Traffic Circle to Coteau Road, replacing almost every pole along Hwy 182. Motorists should expect delays.
• Over 600 linemen in the Chauvin and Montegut communities, so traffic will be slow and Entergy is coordinating with Law Enforcement to handle traffic control.
• Entergy has restored power to 17,211 customers in Terrebonne, representing about 62% of its customer base.
• Continuing to work at 8 substations
• Opening a Customer Information Center today, Sept. 16 at the Wal-Mart on Grand Caillou Rd. This center is the place to ask questions, provide feedback and obtain valuable information about the electric service provided         by Entergy.

• Continues to work on the Ashland Substation
• Approx. 69% of its customer base now has power.

    TPCG Utilities:
• Two crews working on the Sixth Street #2 Substation; troubleshooting and repairing problems.
• Today also, crews are working on Denley Road, the Cummins #1 and #3 substations making necessary repairs to restore power to these areas of the parish.
• At this point, better than 95% of the customer base has power.

• Because of the need to repair a water line in the northern part of the Parish, a Boil Water Advisory was issued yesterday for the area between 600 Main Project Road/Water plant Road north to the Terrebonne/Lafourche            Parish line. However, testing of water samples is underway now. When the Boil Water Advisory for this area is lifted, we will let people know.
• Waterworks has an interactive map that shows where service is restored, where they are working and areas where service has not yet been restored as well as areas under Boil Water Advisory. The map can be found at     , at the bottom of the page: Water News, Hurricane Ida Water Restoration Status, Interactive Map.

• The American Red Cross will be serving about 6,350 meals today locally at the following sites:
• Bunk House, Houma 8424 Main St and Hwy 57 – 400 lunch; 250 dinner
• LA3087 & LA 659 ARC Mobile – 200 lunch; 200 dinner
• West Main at Morgan Street, Downtown Houma (LA Dept. of Labor building) – lunch 200; dinner 200
• 125 Coast Guard Rd., Dulac LA – Partner Drop – Griffin lunch 400
• Lewis Mohana Furniture 4295 Highway 24, Bourg LA – Partner Drop -lunch 1000
• Victory Life – 7382 Main St, Houma – Partner Drop – 2000
• NAACP – 7163 Park Ave., Houma- Partner Drop – 500
• Bell Baptist Church 2614 Hwy 1 Raceland LA (Lafourche Parish) – Partner Drop – 1000

In addition to the three sites FEMA is using for Disaster Survivor Assistance, It has added a site at Cannata’s Family Market, 1977 Prospect Blvd, Houma, TODAY ONLY from 10 am to 3 pm to assist survivors who are                   hearing impaired and use American Sign Language to communicate.
• To repeat the other three FEMA DSA sites:
• 922 Sunset Ave (Food Bank)
• 400 Monarch Drive (United Houma Nation)
• Grand Caillou Middle School (on Grand Caillou Road just past Woodlawn Ranch Road)

• A Terrebonne Business Status Hotline has been established. The goal is to quickly get a status update on businesses in the parish and what they may need to re-open.
• Businesses can text “IDA” to 985-333-8332 and follow the prompts.
• This Economic Stabilization group is also working on additional business-oriented recovery initiatives that will be announced early next week.

• Residential garbage collection is following normal routes in the parish, but the volume and the rain yesterday, the collection is running about a day behind, but Solid Waste expects to complete two complete runs by                  Sunday and resume normal schedule on Monday.
• Storm debris pickup resumes today. To date, nearly 167,000 CY of storm debris has been picked up. Making progress in this area, but the job is massive.

• Our Animal Shelter is getting calls about stray or abandoned animals in the parish and most of these have been without care for nearly 3 weeks. The public is cautioned not to try to pick up or approach these animals, but        to call the Animal Shelter at 985-790-3254 so that the animal can be picked up and cared for at the shelter.

• Currently we have in excess of 300 residents in shelters out of the parish and we are working to get these back in the parish. Some will need shelter space here. Covid testing and vaccinations continue at the shelters.