Voluntary evacuations lifted in St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has lifted the voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas as Tropical Storm Barry no longer poses a threat to St. Charles Parish.

“Overall, St. Charles Parish fared well during Tropical Storm Barry. Mother Nature is often difficult to predict, but we rely on the experts to forecast the most likely scenario and subsequently, St. Charles Parish prepares in order to protect its residents,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “I want to thank the employees and first responders who stepped up and worked around the clock to prepare and respond to the needs of our residents. Most of all, I appreciate our citizens for being patient and vigilant throughout this event. We are resilient, no matter what is thrown our way, and it is an honor to serve you.”

The Edward A. Dufresne Community Center shelter ceased operation this morning and all government offices and parks will reopen Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

The sewer notice in place for all residents due to the power outage has been lifted, all roads are open in St. Charles Parish and garbage pick up will resume this week.

HESCO Baskets will remain along Bayou Des Allemands throughout hurricane season in the occasion another tropical event occurs.

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