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‼️GENERATOR REIMBURSEMENT DUE TO HURRICANE LAURA WILL BE ENDING SOON‼️If you need assistance with registering or have qu...
11/20/2020

‼️GENERATOR REIMBURSEMENT DUE TO HURRICANE LAURA WILL BE ENDING SOON‼️

If you need assistance with registering or have questions on your reimbursement status, please call the below FEMA Registration Number.

Unfortunately, we (LaSalle Parish Homeland Security/LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office) do not have access to each individual status update and cannot assist with registering for reimbursements.

**Deadline Extension For Generator Reimbursements**Per FEMA The Deadline to register for the Generator Reimbursement Pro...
10/27/2020
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**Deadline Extension For Generator Reimbursements**
Per FEMA The Deadline to register for the Generator Reimbursement Program is NOVEMBER 26, 2020.

You Can Apply by calling to 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
or by going to www.disasterassistance.gov

You can find more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

FEMA COMING TO OLLAThe drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center will be in Olla from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18.  From Oct. 19–...
10/17/2020

FEMA COMING TO OLLA
The drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center will be in Olla from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. From Oct. 19–25, operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help Hurricane Laura survivors.
This site will be at the old Holloway Building off Hwy 165

3850 Main Street, Olla, LA. 71465

The drive-thru is staffed with FEMA personnel who are available to scan documents, assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs.

The center operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service. Survivors remain in their cars. A specialist wearing a face mask will receive documents through the window and return them.

FEMA IS STILL AT THE JENA TOWN PARK - GIRL’S SOFTBALL FIELD PARKING LOT THEY WILL BE THERE UNTIL OCTOBER 17, 2020 7a - 5...
10/15/2020

FEMA IS STILL AT THE JENA TOWN PARK - GIRL’S SOFTBALL FIELD PARKING LOT
THEY WILL BE THERE UNTIL OCTOBER 17, 2020
7a - 5p

🚎 FEMA AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK 🚎
STARTING AT 10:00 am TODAY

🤔 Do you have questions about FEMA Assistance, Generator Reimbursements or Chainsaw Reimbursements?
🤔 Do you need help registering for the generator or chainsaw reimbursement?
🤔 Need help sending your documents to FEMA?
🤔 Did you receive a Denial Letter and need help appealing it?

FEMA IS AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK TO ASSIST YOU!!!

Please go by and speak to the team there.

🚎 FEMA AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK 🚎 STARTING AT 10:00 am TODAY 🤔 Do you have questions about FEMA Assistance, Generator Re...
10/12/2020

🚎 FEMA AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK 🚎
STARTING AT 10:00 am TODAY

🤔 Do you have questions about FEMA Assistance, Generator Reimbursements or Chainsaw Reimbursements?
🤔 Do you need help registering for the generator or chainsaw reimbursement?
🤔 Need help sending your documents to FEMA?
🤔 Did you receive a Denial Letter and need help appealing it?

FEMA IS AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK TO ASSIST YOU!!!

Please go by and speak to the team there.

Louisiana residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Delta should report losses through the Louisiana Disaster Prelimi...
10/12/2020
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Louisiana residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Delta should report losses through the Louisiana Disaster Preliminary Damage Self-Report system. To access, go here www.damage.la.gov

As the state begins recovery efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) encourages motorists to use caution when traveling on roadways. Crews are working throughout the state to clear debris from roadways. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment, and refrain from driving around barricades.

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As Hurricane Delta Passes Through Our Area, We Ask That Everyone Shelter In Place And Stay Off The Roads Please Make Sur...
10/10/2020

As Hurricane Delta Passes Through Our Area, We Ask That Everyone Shelter In Place And Stay Off The Roads

Please Make Sure To Check On Your Neighbors, Especially Those That Are Disabled Or Elderly.

Make Sure Your Outdoor Pets Are Also In A Safe Place.

LaSalle Parish Assessor's Office
10/09/2020

LaSalle Parish Assessor's Office

US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana
10/09/2020

US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana

Here's the 10pm CDT update from the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane #Delta is a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph. Some slight strengthening may still occur, but #Delta is expected to weaken just before making landfall late Friday afternoon or early Friday evening along the Southwest Louisiana coast.

Rains will continue to increase Friday across North Louisiana, Deep East Texas, and possibly portions of Southern Arkansas ahead of this storm. #Delta should rapidly weaken after moving inland, but tropical storm force winds will be possible in the areas mentioned above Friday night through Saturday morning.

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
10/09/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

Sorry for the delay. I’m up to 3.24 inches of rain at the house. And this isn’t the big show. Here’s a long update with lots of information.

Hurricane Delta continues to strengthen, and is headed for Central Louisiana. If the main storm weren’t bad enough, we are currently seeing a heavy rain event that isn’t unrivaled in these parts, but it’s pretty rare. Radar estimates show 3-6 inches of rain has fallen from roughly Oakdale to Forest Hill to Alexandria, to Ball, and maybe 10 miles either side of that line. This is the area in line to see the heaviest rain tomorrow through early Saturday, so the flooding threat has really increased. This is a problem for the usual reasons, but hurricane force wind will now have an easier time to push trees over. So yeah, every peek around the corner brings a new and fascinating batch of misery. Here are the latest numbers.

LOCATION...25.3N 93.5W
ABOUT 310 MI...500 KM S OF CAMERON LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES

Here is my new parish by parish update. This is how much ADDITIONAL RAINFALL we will see, so if you’ve had 5 inches and see 5-10, don’t think there is a chance you’ll see nothing, and order will be restored to the world.

Rapides… Peak gusts 65-85 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Vernon… Peak gusts 50-75 mph 3-8 inches of rain
Grant… Peak gusts 50-75 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Avoyelles… Peak gusts 65-85 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Sabine… Peak gusts 40-60 mph 3-7 inches of rain
Natchitoches… Peak gusts 45-70 mph 3-8 inches of rain
Winn… Peak gusts 45-70 mph 4-8 inches of rain
LaSalle… Peak gusts 50-75 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Catahoula… Peak gusts 55-75 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Concordia… Peak gusts 55-75 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Beauregard… Peak gusts 50-75 mph 3-8 inches of rain
Allen… Peak gusts 70-90 mph 5-12 inches of rain
Evangeline… Peak gusts 70-90 mph 5-12 inches of rain
St. Landry… Peak gusts 70-90 mph 5-12 inches of rain

Slight increases in wind and rain for some parishes, and remember, this is additional rainfall. With what we’ve already seen, there will be some places that see storm totals of 12-16 inches, so flooding is a major threat, to go along with power outages, and downed trees. Delta continues to hold its own or slowly strengthen per satellite and recon aircraft measuring the strength. It still seems like some slow weakening will commence prior to landfall, but that’s not much of a silver lining since the circulation will expand as it weakens, meaning a less concentrated, but larger area will see strong wind.

Obviously, it’s raining hard over a large chunk of the area. We will see occasional heavy rain through tomorrow morning. This is all ahead of the main hurricane circulation. That should start moving into southern parishes by late morning, central parishes by early to mid afternoon, and northern parishes by late afternoon or early evening. Specifically, souther parishes are Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, and St. Landry. Central parishes are Vernon, Rapides, and Avoyelles. Northern parishes are Sabine, Natchitoches, Grant, Winn, LaSalle, Catahoula, and Concordia. These rough time frames are when the rain will be a problem, but the wind will really start to pick up. If you have plans tomorrow, cancel them. If you have plans tomorrow evening, cancel them, then call again, and cancel again. This won’t be as strong of a hurricane as Laura, but the track will be different, so the area that sees a direct hit from Delta, may see worse conditions than they saw in Laura. On the other side of that, areas that saw the worst from Laura may not get nearly the same kind of weather. It’s dangerous to compare storms, just be ready, and respect the fact that we know what hurricanes can do, and it’s fresh on our mind. Prepare for several days, and in some areas, perhaps more than a week without power. Yes, again. Know that this storm will bring areas along, and east of the center much more rain than Laura did as it will be more spread out, and Delta is moving a bit slower than Laura. There’s also a threat for embedded tornadoes. If you live in a mobile home, and are near the path of this, I would evacuate if possible. There should be a little time in the morning before the wind picks up.

I think that about covers it. Trust me, I don’t enjoy telling you all this. I’ll never hype something, but when it’s time for an honest sounding of the alarm, I’m here. As usual in these scenarios, here’s hoping I’m wrong. I’d rather my pride get dented than another massive recovery as we continue the last one.

LASALLE PARISH COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE DELTA TOMORROW, 10.09.2020 AT 12:00PM WILL RESUME NORMAL DAILY...
10/08/2020

LASALLE PARISH COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE DELTA TOMORROW, 10.09.2020 AT 12:00PM
WILL RESUME NORMAL DAILY OPERATIONS MONDAY, 10.12.2020.

LaSalle Parish Schools Will Be Dismissing on Friday, 10.09.2020 at or around 11:30 a.m.All Schools Should Be Sending Out...
10/08/2020

LaSalle Parish Schools Will Be Dismissing on Friday, 10.09.2020 at or around 11:30 a.m.
All Schools Should Be Sending Out More Information Later Today To All Parents.
Please Make Preparations

🚎 FEMA AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK 🚎  🤔 Do you have questions about FEMA Assistance, Generator Reimbursements or Chainsaw R...
10/08/2020

🚎 FEMA AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK 🚎

🤔 Do you have questions about FEMA Assistance, Generator Reimbursements or Chainsaw Reimbursements?
🤔 Do you need help registering for the generator or chainsaw reimbursement?
🤔 Need help sending your documents to FEMA?
🤔 Did you receive a Denial Letter and need help appealing it?

FEMA IS AT THE TOWN OF JENA PARK TO ASSIST YOU!!!
They will be there until 12:00pm today (10.8.2020)
Please go by and speak to the team there.

...Confidence Building in Hurricane Delta's Track..**Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Gran...
10/08/2020

...Confidence Building in Hurricane Delta's Track..

**Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, LaSalle, and Caldwell parishes in Louisiana.**
**Flash Flood Watch in effect for Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, LaSalle, Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Ouachita, and Union parishes in Louisiana.**

Timing and Overview:

Hurricane Delta is a Category 2 hurricane and will move across the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and strengthen today.
A curve to the north is expected today and it will make another turn to the northeast Friday into Saturday. The track is now expected to bring the center of the system close to Grant, LaSalle, and Caldwell parishes Friday night into Saturday morning.
Delta is expected to be a Category 2 hurricane at landfall on the Louisiana coast on Friday evening.
A further westward track for Delta would bring more significant impacts (heavy rain/winds) into north-central Louisiana.
Four State Impacts:
Rain
4-8 inches of heavy rainfall will be possible in the ArkLaMiss and central Louisiana late Thursday into Saturday. Localized amounts of up to 10" are possible in Grant and LaSalle parishes.
2-4 inches of rainfall can be expected for northwest Louisiana, Deep East Texas, and southwestern Arkansas with isolated heavier amounts possible.
Flash flooding is possible in central Louisiana and the ArkLaMiss Friday night into Saturday morning.
A more westward track would increase rainfall amounts and the potential for flash flooding.
Wind
The strongest winds will move across central Louisiana and the ArkLaMiss Friday night into early Saturday morning with the system quickly pulling out of the area.
Winds of 30-40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph will lead to the possibility of uprooted trees and scattered power outages in the ArkLaMiss and central Louisiana by Saturday morning.
If the track shifts further west, downed trees and power outages will become more of a concern.

**SOURCE: NWS-SHREVEPORT**

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas
10/08/2020

Meteorologist Nick Mikulas

Hurricane Delta is back out over the Gulf of Mexico, and showing signs of slow strengthening. At the very least, the weakening due to some mid level shear, and land interaction is over. Delta is still forecast to become a category 3 hurricane, and make landfall as a category 2. The track guidance is really starting to tighten up, so I’ll go parish by parish assuming the current track and intensity, and give you my first outlook on local impacts. Here are the current stats, followed by the parish by parish rundown.

LOCATION...22.1N 89.5W
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM NNE OF PROGRESO MEXICO
ABOUT 580 MI...935 KM SSE OF CAMERON LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 INCHES

Parish by Parish Outlook…

Rapides… Peak gusts 60-80 mph 4-8 inches of rain
Vernon… Peak gusts 40-65 mph 2-6 inches of rain
Grant… Peak gusts 50-70 mph 3-7 inches of rain
Avoyelles… Peak gusts 70-90 mph 5-10 inches of rain
Sabine… Peak gusts 40-55 mph 1-4 inches of rain
Natchitoches… Peak gusts 45-60 mph 2-5 inches of rain
Winn… Peak gusts 45-65 mph 2-6 inches of rain
LaSalle… Peak gusts 50-70 mph 4-8 inches of rain
Catahoula… Peak gusts 55-75 mph 5-10 inches of rain
Concordia… Peak gusts 55-75 mph 5-10 inches of rain
Beauregard… Peak gusts 45-65 mph 2-6 inches of rain
Allen… Peak gusts 55-75 mph 4-8 inches of rain
Evangeline… Peak gusts 60-80 mph 5-10 inches of rain
St. Landry… Peak gusts 70-90 mph 5-10 inches of rain

The most likely area for landfall has been narrowed down to between Lake Charles and Morgan City. It pains me to even type that. I still think the center comes in east of Lake Charles, but can’t rule out a direct hit in that area. The planes flying around the Gulf continue to measure the strength of the ridge of high pressure, and models continue to underestimate the strength. That’s why we’ve seen these slow nudges westward, and it’s possible we aren’t done seeing small shifts that way. Regardless, models are tightly clustered, and a landfall in the above mentioned zone, followed by a track within 30 miles either side of Alexandria is likely. It’s more likely to be over, or just east of us, but I’ll be interested to see what models do with the new data the plane is gathering. So the track is high confidence, and we are in the range where a push slightly east or west will change things a bit, but it seems at least scattered to widespread power outages will impact a large part of the area.

There will be a round of storms tomorrow afternoon. Kind of an appetizer before the main storm. These could produce 1/2 to 2 inches of rain, and some gusty wind. There will be a lull after that, followed by deteriorating weather from south to north starting Friday morning in our southern parishes, late morning to early afternoon around Alexandria, and late in the afternoon in northern areas. Rainfall totals will range from an inch or two along the Texas border near Toledo Bend, to isolated areas of 10+ inches along the direct path, and just east of it. Again, I’ll fine tune that as this gets closer.

So it’s time to prepare. I know many of you have, but some wait until the last minute. We are about there. This storm, in all likelihood is coming to pay us a visit. There will be detail changes, like the exact track and strength, but it looks like another direct impact from a hurricane for our area. I’ll post any updates worth mentioning that I see this evening, and have a full rundown of things in the morning, with an updated parish forecast. Make sure you complete any preparation by Thursday evening. Things should go downhill fairly quickly on Friday, and be calming down quickly by Saturday morning. I’m sure this goes without saying, but cancel any plans you may have for Friday and Friday evening. Travel will likely become quite dangerous or impossible.

10/07/2020
KALB News Channel 5

KALB News Channel 5

Be prepared for Hurricane Delta! This is the wording used in an 11 AM update from the National Weather Service Office in Lake Charles.

"PREPARE FOR LIFE-THREATENING WIND HAVING POSSIBLE DEVASTATING IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA."

"ALSO, PREPARE FOR LIFE-THREATENING WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT TO EXTENSIVE IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA."

Please start preparing now.....
10/07/2020

Please start preparing now.....

The 10 AM update from the NHC has shifted the track of Hurricane Delta west, with a landfall near the Cameron-Vermillion parish line during the daytime hours Friday. The storm is forecast to track inland through the heart of Cenla as a category 1 hurricane, with the center of circulation passing over both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes. In addition to heavy rain we can expect category 1 strength wind gusts of 74+ mph. Power outages will be likely. We will begin seeing rain associated with Delta on Thursday, with impacts increasing early Friday morning and continuing through Friday night. Get prepared now!

10/06/2020
09/28/2020

TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9 AM- 5 PM
BEGINNING TOMORROW (WEATHER PERMITTING)
FEMA WILL HAVE A MRIC (MOBILE REGISTRATION INTAKE CENTER) AT TOWN OF JENA PARK, GIRL'S SOFTBALL PARKING LOT (BESIDE TENNIS COURTS).
9 AM-5 PM.
THIS IS WHERE CITIZENS CAN BRING RECEIPTS FOR GAS, GENERATORS, CHAINSAWS, EXPENSES THAT WERE DUE TO HURRICANE LAURA. FEMA WILL ALSO BE HELPING LOUISIANA DISTRIBUTE INFORMATION TO APPLY FOR DSNAP (HELP WITH REPLACING FOOD).

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