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October 5, 2020 8:55 AM

Hurricane Delta

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Hurricane Delta.

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Latest Update:

October 8, 2020 2:32 PM

We continue to closely monitor Hurricane Delta and are ready to respond accordingly. We are currently under Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning, for Plaquemines Parish, as Delta makes its way across the Gulf of Mexico towards a Friday landfall on the Louisiana coastline.

🏢: All Plaquemines Parish buildings will be open for normal operations tomorrow, Friday, October 9th.

🗑: All curbside garbage will be regular schedule tomorrow, Friday, October 9th. The Parish compactor sites will be open this weekend. Any bulk waste material such as furniture, tree limbs, scrap appliances, waste tires and construction debris should not be placed curbside for collection. Bulk waste should be secured in a safe location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes and vehicles in high winds.

🚨: Effective 3 PM Thursday, October 8, 2020, a Voluntary Evacuation will be ordered for the following areas:
-White Ditch to Pointe à la Hache on the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish
-Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery to Venice on the West Bank of Plaquemines Parish

🍎: Phoenix High School, South Plaquemines High School, South Plaquemines Elementary School, Boothville-Venice Elementary School, and Plaquemines Parish Learning Center will participate in virtual learning on Friday, October 9, 2020.
Belle Chasse Primary School, Belle Chasse Elementary School, Belle Chasse Middle 5th and 6th-grade, and Belle Chasse High School will continue their normal daily schedules. Belle Chasse Middle 7th and 8th-grade students will participate in virtual learning in preparation for their transition back to the BCMS campus. The BCMS 7th and 8th-grade faculty and staff will pack furniture, materials, and resources to move from the BCHS campus back to BCMS.

🚢: The Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry is scheduled to move up river to the Belle Chasse area late Thursday evening.
The PALH Ferry's last trips will be Thursday afternoon.
Last Trips are as follow:
-Last trip from the West Bank will be at 6:30 PM
-Last trip from the East Bank will be at 6:45 PM.
The ferry will go in service Friday morning in Belle Chasse at the regularly scheduled time, all weather permitting. As soon as this weather event is over, the ferry will return to Pointe-a-la-Hache.

🚧: HWY 39 and HWY 23 Floodgate will remain open

🗞: For more information and alerts , visit

🌀Hurricane Delta will cause Tropical Storm force winds by late Thursday night. It is reported that heavy rainfall will occur in advance of and during the storm's passage, and is likely to cause significant flooding.

Prior Updates

October 6, 2020 3:53 PM

Plaquemines Parish Government is urging all Parish residents to begin their personal preparations for the potential threat imposed by Hurricane Delta.

Hurricane Delta is a Category 4 storm and has maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. Delta is forecasted to make landfall this weekend.

Currently, there are no Parish evacuation orders in place. Hurricane Delta is expected to bring potentially significant impacts to the area late this week. While there is still uncertainty in the exact magnitude of impacts, the current track and intensity forecast would lead to: Potentially life-threatening storm surge, Widespread Damaging winds, Heavy rainfall and potential for both flash flooding and river flooding

Please assist at home by helping to clean out catch basins and storm drains. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may obstruct drainage or become projectiles. Secure all items around residences.

Residents are encouraged to finalize all preparations and stay tuned for future weather updates. Finalize an emergency communications plan with your family and co-workers.

Check your emergency supplies. Remember to include any items needed to sustain each family member for at least 3 days.

If you live outside our levee protection system, now is the time to take precautions.

Local Commercial Fishermen now is the time to seeking safe harbor. Safe Harbor will be inside the Empire Floodgate system Plaquemines Parish residents will have priority docking

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7 at 12 PM Noon parish-wide sandbag locations will be open. Residents should bring their own shovels and only take 10 bags max. Bags will be provided. Sandbag locations are listed on our website.

Residents can fill their sandbags at the following locations:
• Plaquemines Parish Government Complex, PROWM Building (333 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037)
• Port Sulphur YMCA, 278 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur, LA 70083
• Buras YMCA, 36342 Hwy 11, Buras, LA 70041
• Boothville Area across from Boothville-Venice Elementary School
• Davant Community Center, 15577 Hwy 15, Braithwaite, LA 70040
• Braithwaite Auditorium, 1253 LA-39, Braithwaite, LA 70040

Please continue to monitor our website and social media platforms for more updates as Hurricane Delta moves towards Southeast Louisiana.

Pre-Registration for transportation assistance is available and recommended. To pre-register with us call 504-274-2470 and leave your name, address, quantity of pets, if any (only dogs & cats) and your contact information for follow-up.