Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is urging citizens to complete hurricane preparations today – Tuesday, October 27 – as Tropical Storm Zeta is projected to strengthen to a hurricane and bring strong winds and rain to our area on Wednesday.
The administrative offices of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Wednesday, October 28, but additional deputies will be on patrol. Residents can rest assured that all necessary functions required to serve and protect our communities are in place and we are utilizing all available equipment throughout the duration of the threat of the storm. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. For non-emergencies, call (985) 532-2808.
Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon, but could begin as early as Wednesday morning. Residents should take time this evening to ensure ditches and catch basins are cleared of any debris or obstructions. Secure any loose items outside your home and around your property, including outdoor furniture and holiday decorations. Also, check your storm supply kits and be sure you have enough food and water in case electricity is lost for several days.
For the latest information including push notifications about any evacuation orders or other important updates, download the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office app. You can also stay up to date via our website at LPSO.net/Zeta and check back often for updates. Information on the app and website is updated frequently and collected from all parish agencies to keep you posted with the most critical and up-to-date information. You can also monitor social media for updates by following @LafourcheSO on Facebook and Twitter.