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|Residents urged to prepare for possible flooding|
The Ouachita Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Emergency Operations Center is once again operational 24/7 in response to Hurricane IKE. Emergency and elected officials throughout Ouachita Parish urge all residents to prepare for the potential of widespread flooding due to unpredictable amounts of rainfall which will be associated with Hurricane Ike.
Due to the amount of rainfall related to Hurricane Gustav, all of the major drainage outlets and tributaries in Ouachita Parish are at or near capacity. In addition to that, the Ouachita River and Bayou Lafourche have additional water flowing into them from the north (Arkansas).
Residents throughout Ouachita Parish, especially those in flood prone areas, are urged to prepare for possible flooding within the next week. Although it is not a certainty, it is in the best interest of all residents to begin making preparations now.
OUACHITA PARISH RESIDENTS SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. If you live in a flood prone area, make preparations to seek shelter with family or friends in the event of flooding. Prepare your emergency kit. Make sure to include necessary paperwork, money, clothes, food, water, medicine and etc.
2. Check on family members to make sure they are safe and develop an evacuation plan. Residents who are in areas that have already flooded or have the potential to flood and that have family members who are confined to a bed, or do not have electricity backup and have life supports devices requiring power SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS to move those loved ones and or get generator back up.
3. You may want to elevate items that you plan to leave inside, should high waters approach your home.
4. Call 2-1-1 for and watch the television news or listen to the radio for weather, evacuation, sandbag locations and other possible shelter opening updates.
5. Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies only.
6. Pick up sandbags to help protect your home. Sandbags are available at any of the three locations listed below. Other sandbag pickup sites may open within the next 24 hours.
SANDBAGS ARE AVAILABLE AT:
1) Monroe Public Works on Grammont Street;
2) Ouachita Parish Public Works on Wells Road in West Monroe;
3) Ouachita Correctional Center on U.S. 165 South.
7. Report Hurricane or Flood related damages to BOTH of the AGENCIES LISTED BELOW.
AGENCY NAME PHONE NUMBER(S) WEBSITE
Ouachita Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (318) 322-4335 OR (318) 322-5578 www.ohsep.org
FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA or 1-800-621-3362 www.fema.gov