Volume 139 Number 36 - Sep 06, 2012

News

Emergency rations of water, ice were not needed, officials say
In the run up to Hurricane Isaac, St. Charles Parish was the first parish in the state to call for a mandatory evacuation and issue a state of emergency.

More funds headed to West Bank levee
St. Charles Parish has received $829,000 from the state for the construction of the Willowridge phase of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee, which is set to go to bid in early 2013.

Police search for elderly man missing since storm
Police search for elderly man missing since storm Authorities are still searching for a 93-year-old Boutte man who went missing the day that Hurricane Isaac roared through the parish.

Police triple presence during Hurricane Isaac
While there were still a few burglaries, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was able to keep crime under control throughout Hurricane Isaac by tripling the presence of officers.

St. Charles lends helping hand to LaPlace flood victims
Victims of flood damage in LaPlace have had to place all of their belongings in their front yards. Donation drop-offs include First National Bank USA, Gardner Realtors
Residents interested in lending a helping hand to flood victims in LaPlace can drop off items at any First National Bank USA.

St. John flood victims look to St. Charles for rental homes
After 7,000 homes were flooded in St. John Parish due to storm surge waters from Hurricane Isaac, realtors in St. Charles Parish have been fielding calls from displaced homeowners seeking rentals.


Our View

State welcomes Isaac, bids it farewell
Hurricane Isaac became a Louisiana event Wednesday, Aug. 29 exactly seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people in the New Orleans area and left the city in wreckage from which it has not yet fully recovered. We were misled at first into believing the storm would hug the Florida coast and head to the Atlantic coast.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Israel Hernandez, 22, of 117 Kembra Dr. in LaPlace, was arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with D.W.I., reckless operation, open container and display false license.



Lifestyles

Hurricane Isaac photos
From staff and wire reports
The staff and friends of the Herald-Guide braved the hurricane winds and roamed the parish snapping photos of damage and destruction. Due to their persistence we were able to snap iconic photos of Hurricane Isaac’s wrath. All photos can be seen by clicking on the thumbnails below.

Obituaries

Bagby
Rosemary Bagby, 85, passed away at her residence on Sunday, Aug. 19. A native of Huntington, W.V., she has lived in Norco since 1953.