Iberia Parish Government

Iberia Parish Government Welcome to Iberia Parish Government's page. We will utilize this area to inform residents and post official updates. We hope you visit often.

Iberia Parish Government is made up of an executive and legislative branch governed by a Home Rule Charter adopted in 1984. Iberia Parish President serves as the parish's chief executive. The legislative branch includes an elected 14-member council. The parish president's office is located on the 4th floor of the Iberia Parish Courthouse. The council meets three times a month to conduct parish business, always on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Mission: To serve the needs of the residents of Iberia Parish.

FROM THE OFFICE OF M. LARRY RICHARD, IBERIA PARISH PRESIDENT:Iberia Parish Government Public Works crews will be removin...
07/17/2019

FROM THE OFFICE OF M. LARRY RICHARD, IBERIA PARISH PRESIDENT:

Iberia Parish Government Public Works crews will be removing loose brush, limbs, and other vegetation generated by Hurricane Barry.

All items being placed at roadside must be separated into piles of like matter. Please refrain from mixing different types of bulky debris as these will not be removed.

Items are to be placed in the most accessible locations as close to the roadway as possible without interfering with vehicles or pedestrians. Items should be placed in the most compact pile or stack as possible.

Please assure limbs are cut to lengths no greater than four foot.

Trees, limbs, or brush cut by a commercial tree cutter/contractor is to be collected and disposed with the tree cutter/contractor bearing the entire cost for collection and disposal.
Construction debris and other items must be handled in the usual fashion. Ex: construction dumpsters/containers.

07/16/2019
M. Larry Richard Iberia Parish President

FYI

FROM M. LARRY RICHARD, IBERIA PARISH PRESIDENT: Reporting Hurricane Barry damages. - 7/16/2019
Homeland Security/E-911

For more information contact: Pres Marshall

Iberia Parish is collecting information to see if residents of Iberia Parish may qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance or for SBA loans. In order to qualify, we must know the type of damage that your home has received. You may report your damages to Iberia Parish Government by email to [email protected].

Please use the attached template to see the type of information that is needed and, if possible, attach 2 or 3 photographs showing the damage to your home. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at

337-492-5451. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that you share this information with residents that may have access to this information by internet.

This information is needed as soon as possible. FEMA is already requesting this information from us.

FROM THE OFFICE OF M. LARRY RICHARD, IBERIA PARISH PRESIDENT:Reporting Hurricane Barry  damages.Iberia Parish is collect...
07/16/2019

FROM THE OFFICE OF M. LARRY RICHARD, IBERIA PARISH PRESIDENT:

Reporting Hurricane Barry damages.

Iberia Parish is collecting information to see if residents of Iberia Parish may qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance or for SBA loans. In order to qualify, we must know the type of damage that your home has received.

You may report your damages to Iberia Parish Government by email to [email protected].

Please use the attached template to see the type of information that is needed and, if possible, attach 2 or 3 photographs showing the damage to your home. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at
337-492-5451. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that you share this information with residents that may have access to this information by internet.

This information is needed as soon as possible. FEMA is already requesting this information from us.

Proclamation
07/15/2019

Proclamation

Proclamation

Proclamation
07/15/2019

Proclamation

Proclamation

07/14/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The Courthouse will be open 07/15/2019

The Iberia Parish Courthouse will be open for business tomorrow, Monday, July 15, 2019. Iberia Parish employees are expected to report to work at their usual time.

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard:  A curfew is in effect from 10PM to 6AM tonight within the city limits of...
07/13/2019

From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard:

A curfew is in effect from 10PM to 6AM tonight within the city limits of New Iberia. New Iberia streets are closed until further notice.
A curfew is in effect from 10PM to 6AM tonight within the city limits of Delcambre.
A curfew is in effect from 5PM to 6AM tonight within the city limits of Jeanerette.
A curfew is in effect for the unincorporated areas of Iberia Parish from 7PM until 6AM tonight.
Voluntary evacuation by those living South of U.S. Highway 90 and in flood prone areas is highly recommended.
Tropical Storm force wind gusts (over 39mph) are expected to continue until tomorrow morning in Iberia Parish.
Iberia Parish’s forecast rainfall is 3” – 4” between 7PM tonight and 1AM Sunday, 3” – 4” between 1AM Sunday and 7AM Sunday, and 1” between 7AM Sunday and 1PM Sunday.


From the National Weather Service:

Barry is a strong tropical storm with 65 mph winds.

Life-threatening rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with locally higher amounts is still possible for parts of south central Louisiana tonight into Sunday.
Storm surge of 3 to 7 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Erath, Delcambre, Henry, Cypremort Point, and Burns Point.
Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across southwest, south central, and central Louisiana. Isolated power outages and damages will be possible in southeast Texas.
Isolated tornadoes are possible in rain bands in south central and central Louisiana.

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - Curfew Proclamation:
07/13/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - Curfew Proclamation:

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - has the latest from NWS -  7/13/2019Curfews are in effect from 10PM to 6AM to...
07/13/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - has the latest from NWS - 7/13/2019

Curfews are in effect from 10PM to 6AM tonight within the city limits of New Iberia, Jeanerette and Delcambre. Voluntary evacuation by those living South of U.S. Highway 90 and in flood prone areas is highly recommended. Tropical Storm force wind gusts (over 39mph) are forecast for the next 15 – 18 hours in Iberia Parish. Iberia Parish’s forecast rainfall is 1” before 7pm tonight, 3” – 4” between 7PM tonight and 1AM Sunday, 3” – 4” between 1AM Sunday and 7AM Sunday, and 1” between 7AM Sunday and 1PM Sunday

From the National Weather Service:

Barry is now a category one hurricane with winds of 75 mph.

Life-threatening rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and St. Martin Parishes. People could be trapped in homes due to the flood waters.

Storm surge over 3 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Delcambre, Henry, Cypremort Point, and Burns Point.

Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across southwest, south central, and central Louisiana. Isolated power outages and damages will be possible in southeast Texas.

Isolated tornadoes are possible along the path of this storm in south central and central Louisiana.

Iberia Parish – Here are our latest updates on TS Barry: In Iberia Parish, high winds from TS Barry will begin abut 8P...
07/13/2019

Iberia Parish – Here are our latest updates on TS Barry:

In Iberia Parish, high winds from TS Barry will begin abut 8PM and heavy rains will begin after midnight. Storm force winds will continue until Saturday night, with hurricane force winds possible Saturday morning.

Curfews are in effect from 10PM to 6AM tonight and Saturday night within the city limits of New Iberia, Jeanerette and Delcambre.

A recommended, voluntary evacuation is in place South of U.S. Highway 90 and in flood prone areas of Iberia Parish.


From the NWS:

Tropical Storm Barry could become a category one hurricane before landfall Saturday morning in south central Louisiana.

Life-threatening rainfall of 10 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and St. Martin Parishes. People could be trapped in homes due to the flood waters.
Storm surge over 3 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Delcambre, Henry, Cypremort Point, and Burns Point.
Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across southwest, south central, and central Louisiana.

There is also an isolated risk for damaging winds causing isolated power outages in southeast Texas on Saturday.
Isolated tornadoes are possible along the path of this storm in south central and central Louisiana.

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The latest from NWS: -  7/12/2019Voluntary evacuation is encouraged South of ...
07/12/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The latest from NWS: - 7/12/2019

Voluntary evacuation is encouraged South of U.S. Highway 90 and in flood prone areas. New Iberia and Delcambre have declared curfews from 10PM to 6AM Friday night and Saturday night.

From the National Weather Service:

Tropical Storm Barry is slowly strengthening, and could become a category one hurricane before landfall Saturday morning in south central Louisiana.

Life-threatening rainfall of 15 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and lower St. Martin Parishes. People will be trapped in homes due to the flood waters.

Storm surge over 3 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Delcambre, Cypremort Point, and Burns Point.

Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across south central Louisiana and parts of central Louisiana.

Iberia Parish will experience Tropical Storm force winds late tonight through Saturday night (15-18 hours), and hurricane force winds Saturday morning (1-3 hours)

Isolated tornadoes are possible along the path of this storm in south central and central Louisiana.

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard -  has the latest from NWSFrom the National Weather Service at 5PM on TS Barry:...
07/12/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - has the latest from NWS

From the National Weather Service at 5PM on TS Barry:

Current forecast for Iberia Parish between Friday evening and Sunday morning: 10”-15” of rain, possibly higher in some locations; 58 MPH – 84 MPH winds beginning between midday Friday and Friday evening; and storm surge depths of up to 3’ above ground level below U.S. Highway 90 and LA Highway 14.

Tropical Storm Barry has not strengthened yet, but it is still expected to strengthen to a category one hurricane before landfall Saturday in south central Louisiana.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Vermilion, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes.

A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch is in effect for Cameron Parish.

A Flash Flood Watch continues for Avoyelles, St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.

A Storm Surge Watch continues for Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.

07/11/2019
Hurricane Hunter Aircraft have determined the system has strengthened to Tropical Storm Barry.The forecast track has shi...
07/11/2019

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft have determined the system has strengthened to Tropical Storm Barry.
The forecast track has shifted to the east since yesterday. The error cone however, still covers most of southwest Louisiana and central Louisiana and all of south central Louisiana.
A Hurricane Watch continues for Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.
A Flash Flood Watch continues for Avoyelles, St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.
A Storm Surge Watch continues for Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - the Latest From NWSIberia Parish’s 5PM forecast from the NWS in Lake Charle...
07/10/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - the Latest From NWS

Iberia Parish’s 5PM forecast from the NWS in Lake Charles:

A hurricane threat is increasing for our entire region. A hurricane watch is up for Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes.

The exact timing, location, intensity, and specific threats are still developing.
People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical storm force winds starting on Friday.
Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and to the right of the path. This will result in significant flooding.
Storm surge could be significant along coastal areas, depending on the strength of the storm. A storm surge of over 3 feet is forecast for Iberia Parish.

Isolated tornadoes will be a threat Friday through the weekend

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The Latest from NWSFrom the National Weather Service at 10AM: A hurricane thr...
07/10/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - The Latest from NWS

From the National Weather Service at 10AM:



A hurricane threat is increasing for our entire region.

The exact timing, location, intensity, and specific threats are still developing.

People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical storm force winds starting on Friday.

Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and to the right of the path. This will result in significant flooding.

Storm surge could be significant along coastal areas, depending on the strength of the storm.

Isolated tornadoes will be a threat Friday through the weekend

07/09/2019
From the National Weather Service: A tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to develop Wednesday or Thursday ...
07/09/2019

From the National Weather Service:

A tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to develop Wednesday or Thursday over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. This system will drift to the West with an increasing threat for damaging winds, deadly storm surge and flooding rains in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana by the weekend. This system has the potential to become a dangerous hurricane.

Since this system has not developed yet, there is still considerable uncertainty to the exact timing, magnitude, and location of these threats. Everyone should continue to monitor the weather this week. The NWS did estimate that the storm’s full strength would arrive in Iberia Parish Saturday or Saturday evening.

Sand and sand bags locations.
07/09/2019

Sand and sand bags locations.

Sand and sand bags locations.

Photos from Iberia Parish Government's post
07/08/2019

Photos from Iberia Parish Government's post

#AFantasticEvent
07/05/2019

#AFantasticEvent

Happy Independence Day everyone!

Today I attended the 4th of July celebration, sponsored by the Iberia Veterans Association.

It was great to see our veterans happy, involved, and enjoying the festivities, while the kids rode their bikes decorated with red, white, and blue.

There is nothing like seeing our community coming together to remember and recognize our great country and veterans. Our freedom is not free.

A Beautiful Day To Celebrate Independence Day.
07/04/2019

A Beautiful Day To Celebrate Independence Day.

There is no other day more significant than 4th of July, in that we celebrate the signing, of the Declaration of Independence. That declaration proclaimed, to the world, our separation from the rule of Great Britain on July 4, 1776.

Note: RevisedDue to the potential chance of heavy rain during the next couple of days, Iberia Parish President M. Larry ...
06/05/2019

Note: Revised
Due to the potential chance of heavy rain during the next couple of days, Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard announces that sand and sand bags are available at the following locations:

• B.O.M Fire Station
• Grand Marais Fire Station
• Coteau Fire Station
• Rynella Fire Station
• Delcambre City Barn
• Loreauville Park
• Jeanerette, Bourgeois Road
• Lydia Fire Station

Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Iberia Parish Public Works Department at (337) 364-8474.

“We want to make the people aware of what’s going on now not three hours from now, three hours could be too late.”...
06/05/2019
Iberia Parish unveils new notification system - News15 | Lafayette, LA

“We want to make the people aware of what’s going on now not three hours from now, three hours could be too late.”

Just in time for Hurricane season, Iberia Parish Government is introducing a new notification system that alerts you via email, text or phone call. Visit our website for details on how to sign up.
https://kadn.com/iberia-parish-unveils-new-notification-system/

Just in time for Hurricane season, Iberia Parish is introducing a new notification system called Iberia PINS. PINS stands for Parish Information Notification System. Through Iberia Pins you can receive alerts at an instant via texts, email and phone calls. It’s a launch Parish president M. Larry R...

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - with the latest from NWSThe National Hurricane Center is continuing to monito...
06/03/2019

Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - with the latest from NWS

The National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor a tropical disturbance in the Bay of Campeche area. There is a medium (60%) chance for tropical development. An Air Force flight to investigate this system has been cancelled for today, but another flight is scheduled for tomorrow. The system is expected to move inland over the south Texas or northeast Mexico coast on Wednesday.

As this systems moves northward, rain chances will increase beginning Wednesday with continued high rain chances through Friday. Tides are already running nearly a foot above normal. Increasing southerly winds beginning Wednesday will bring a potential for coastal flooding Wednesday night through Friday.

Here are forecast highlights:

Rainfall: 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts

Tides: 1-1.5 feet above normal.

This rainfall forecast will need to be monitored this week as any additional rainfall has the potential to increase flooding along area rivers, including the Atchafalaya.

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From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:Iberia Parish has very recently purchased a new notification system to no...
05/31/2019

From M. Larry Richard, Iberia Parish President:
Iberia Parish has very recently purchased a new notification system to notify its citizens in the event of a disaster or emergency. You can also choose to sign up for a variety of informational notifications with various agencies within Iberia Parish Government.
With both the beginning of Hurricane Season and the opening of the Morganza Spillway in the next week, we ask that citizens take the opportunity to sign up for these notifications now. This will allow Iberia Parish Government, the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office to keep you updated on events that may occur as a result of the opening of the spillway and throughout hurricane season.
If you own a cell phone, we ask that you enter 337-282-9068 into your contacts as “Iberia Parish Notifications.” This is the phone number that notifications will come from.
Please take this time to go to the Iberia Parish Government website at http://iberiaparishgovernment.com/ to sign up now! The sign up button is at the bottom of the page and looks like this:

Address

300 S Iberia St
New Iberia, LA
70560

General information

In addition to the parish president and the Iberia Parish Council, the parish's business is conducted by several departments. More information on each department can be found on the parish's website - www.iberiaparishgovernment.com. More than 30 boards and commissions also work toward enhancing the lives of residents who call Iberia Parish home.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(337) 365-8246

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