Parish declares state of emergency with approaching storm

Sandbagging locations will open tomorrow

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate’s arrival.

Parish officials are urging residents to monitor weather reports and prepare for tropical weather Saturday and Sunday by clearing drains and ditches around their homes and making sure all items around their property be picked up or brought inside.

Residents can report any debris piles or blocked culverts to EOC at (985)783-5050.The Department of Public Works has inspected and cleaned ditches, catch basins and drainage infrastructure parishwide.

The Emergency Operations Center will have extra staff on duty throughout the event and is prepared to fully activate if needed. By 8:30 a.m. Friday, all sandbagging locations in the parish will be open.

A complete list of the locations is available at


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