Terrebonne Parish Government Press Release Regarding Tropical Storm Nate

HOUMA, La. – The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. A declaration of emergency for the Parish was signed this morning by Parish President Gordon Dove. All Parish Departments are currently beginning preparations for a tropical system to impact Terrebonne Parish to ensure the safety, health and welfare needs of the citizens and property of Terrebonne Parish.

As per the current National Hurricane Center forecast, we are asking all residents to begin preparations for tropical storm force or Category 1 hurricane strength winds to impact Terrebonne Parish. All preparations should be completed by Saturday afternoon as the Parish could experience tropical storm forces winds during the early morning hours on Sunday, October 8th.

The Terrebonne Parish Public Works Division will provide sand and sandbags at the following locations:

Adult Softball Complex on Airbase
Cannata’s West
Knights of Columbus Hall in Pointe-aux-Chenes
Upper Dularge Fire Station
Bayou Black Fire Station
Ward 7 in Chauvin
West Terrebonne East Fire Station
West Terrebonne Central Fire Station
Bobtown Volunteer Fire Station
Mechanicville Gym
St. Ann Church in Bourg
Devon Keller Memorial Center
Village East Fire Department

All schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District, TARC, and the Fletcher Technical Community College WILL be OPEN tomorrow, Friday, October 6th. The Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging will be open with normal operations on Friday, October 6th.

Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District has closed the following floodgates: Boudreaux Canal, Bayou Terrebonne, Humble Canal, Upper Little Caillou Auxiliary Structure, and Placid Canal. The following floodgates will be closed beginning tomorrow: Bush Canal, Lower Dularge, Bayou Black, Bayou Grand Caillou and Pointe Aux Chenes. The Bayou Petit Caillou and the Bubba Dove Houma Navigation Canal floodgates are scheduled for closure on Saturday morning, October 7th. Please continue to monitor the TLCD website at www.tlcd.org for up-to-date information on floodgate operations.

Residents should continue to stay informed through local news media, the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government website (www.tpcg.org), and the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security website (www.tohsep.com), Facebook page and Twitter page to obtain the latest information available.