Tropical storm Barry
Hurricane Hunter Aircraft have determined the system has strengthened to Tropical Storm Barry.
The forecast track has shifted to the east since yesterday, but the error cone still covers Jefferson Davis Parish.
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is forecasting winds of up to 74 mph for Jefferson Davis Parish beginning as early as Friday morning around 8am and continuing until Saturday night. They are also forecasting 2-4 inches of rain between today and Sunday with a majority of that rain coming between Friday night and Sunday morning.
Prior to the wind entering our area, please secure your property and remove any dead limbs or trees to prevent them from falling on any structures or power lines. Please secure all loose objects outside to prevent fling debris from causing any additional damage. Secure items such as garbage cans, lawn furniture and BBQ Pits. Please be sure to take care of any pets or livestock that may be affected by high winds.
Public Utilities have persons on standby to enact any repairs necessary as soon as the weather permits. Be prepared for loss of power during high winds and make sure to run any generators outside and away from windows.
As of Thursday, July 11, sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
Fire District #1 – 14132 Hwy. 395, Roanoke
Fire District #2 / La. Hwy. 102 – 5396 Pine Island Hwy, Jennings
Fire District #3 / Woodlawn – 20487 Hwy 101, Iowa
Fire District #3 / Bayou Chene – 6475 Hwy 99, Welsh
Fire District #3 / Lacassine – 17155 Hwy 90, Welsh
Fire District #3/ 101 South – 11055 Hwy 101 South, Iowa
Fire District #5 / Iowa – 23405 Hwy. 383, Iowa
Fire District #7 / Topsy – 135 North Lane, Ragley
Fenton Equipment Yard – 18677 Estes Rd., Iowa
Fenton Elementary School – 509 1St Street, Fenton
FOR RESIDENTS OF JENNINGS, LAKE ARTHUR AND WELSH:
City of Jennings - City Street Dept. Barn, located at 106 East Jefferson Street, Jennings. *LIMIT THREE BAGS PER DOOR.
Town of Lake Arthur – LOOSE SAND ONLY is available at the Lake Arthur Community Center, located at 701 8th St., Lake Arthur, and BAGS are available at the Lake Arthur Police Station, located at 102 Arthur Ave., also in Lake Arthur.
Town of Welsh - SAND ONLY is available at Light and Water Plant, located at 700 E. South St., Welsh. BAGS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION.
101 Palmer across from the Community Center - Sand and Sandbags for Town of Welsh Residents only
ALL citizens are advised that SHOVELS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED at any of the locations and they are all self serve.