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Ascension OHSEP urges residents to 'stay vigilant'

5 years 10 months 6 days ago Monday, March 14 2016 Mar 14, 2016 March 14, 2016 7:11 AM March 14, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

ASCENSION- Leaders in Ascension Parish are urging residents to stay vigilant as the area prepares for more flood waters to move in.

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is urging residents north of LA Hwy 42 to be prepared as the Amite River prepares to crest. The river topped out at 15.5 feet near Bayou Manchac, one foot lower than orginally predicted. Officials forecast the river will crest at Port Vincent Tuesday at 11.5 feet.

While both of the cresting heights are lower than predicted, officials say the impact will still be significant. Sandbags are available for residents to pick up throughout the parish. You can find a list of all road closures and sandbag points here.

Schools in Ascension Parish are closed Monday, but all government offices will remain open.

For additional information you can contact the Emergency Operations Center at 225-621-8360.

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