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Storm recovery to continue in Assumption this weekend

1 year 7 months 6 days ago May 01, 2015 May 1, 2015 Friday, May 01 2015 May 01, 2015 12:30 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

NAPOLEONVILLE - Entergy reports there are about 148 customers still without electricity in Assumption Parish as power restoration and debris pickup efforts stretch into the weekend following Monday's heavy rains and high winds in one of the hardest hit areas of the state.

Parish officials say utility crews have restored power to Napoleonville Primary School, and students will return to school on Monday. Entergy says they are confident that all customers in the parish will have their power restored by the end of the day, unless they have an isolated incident with the lines or poles at their home. You can check outage status on Entergy's website. Entergy advises anyone in the parish still without power or with other energy-related concerns to contact them at 1-800-ENTERGY.

Parish cleanup crews will also be working through the weekend as they remove debris piled up on the sides of roadways in Napoleonville. They advise residents to pile storm debris where pickup trucks can reach it, but they remind homeowners to avoid placing debris under power lines as the lines can prevent the trucks' grappling equipment from picking up the trash. Failure to place debris in a location accessible to the trucks will result in it not being picked up.

Alternatively, all residents of Assumption Parish can bring storm debris to a transfer site this weekend located on Ezekiel St. in the Bertrandville Community. A monitoring official will be working at the location to manage debris disposal. Crews ask that residents separate vegetative debris from construction debris to ease the process of getting the village cleaned up.

The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will monitor the restoration and cleanup efforts into next week and will provide updates as new information is available. If you're in Assumption Parish and have questions about utility services or debris pickup, that office can be reached at (985) 369-7386.

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