State of emergency declared in St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran declared a state of emergency as a precautionary measure with further rainfall anticipated this week.

The St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center is monitoring closely the track of Harvey and is prepared to take further necessary actions should the forecast put the parish at risk.

The Department of Wastewater has put a sewer notice in place for all residents of St. Charles Parish due to heavy rain until further notice.

Residents are asked to minimize their sewer use until further notice and can expect backups during this time.

The following sandbagging locations are now open:

– East Bank Bridge Park, 13244 River Road Destrehan

– West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road Luling

– Bayou Gauche, LA 306 at Badeaux Lane East There are no school closures at this time.

Any questions may be directed to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050 24 hours a day. Parish social media sites will be updated continuously at and Please call 1-800-ENTERGY for information on power outages.

For more information on hurricane preparedness and to download a copy of St. Charles Parish’s ‘BE PREPARED’ guide, visit


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