Parish President Chester Cedars attended the 10:00 a.m. National Weather Service briefing this morning relative to Tropical Storm Sally. The storm is projected to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane. Landfall is now predicted to be east of Grand Isle after which the storm will move in a northeastern direction. Interestingly, there is little activity on the western side of the eye which is good news for our region. Rainfall is projected to be only 1 to 3 inches Monday and Tuesday. However, there is a likelihood that we may experience tropical storm winds in connection with the system. Therefore, a tropical storm warning is in effect for St. Martin, Iberia, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.
Although the effects are currently forecasted to pose a minimal threat to our area, the public is nonetheless urged to take the appropriate precautions now relative to food and supplies. Because of high winds, power outages are possible.
We will continue to monitor the storm and will publish and post any updates on its forecast path and intensity.
Parish officials and the public works department remain on standby in case of any negative developments.
Anyone who needs assistance please call our OEP at (337) 394-2808.