GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – Ascension Parish is joining West Baton Rouge Parish and closing their offices at noon on Tuesday.

The Ascension Parish Government released this statement which includes emergency information:

Due to expected inclement weather, including heavy rains and high winds, Ascension Parish
Government offices will close at Noon today, Tuesday March 22. DPW and OHSEP staff who are responding to the event will remain on full alert. Residents are urged to secure all items on their property that may be blown by the wind. Make sure ditches and culverts are free of debris. To receive regular emergency alerts and information, call the Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200 and register for the Everbridge Emergency Alert Service. Follow Ascension Parish Government and Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness on Facebook.

The City of Baker is also closing their offices on Tuesday.

All City of Baker Offices will be closing today at 2:00 PM due to inclement weather conditions.

Please note that the scheduled City Council meeting will be held virtually this evening at 6:00 PM – information about accessing this meeting is available on the City of Baker website calendar link which may be accessed by clicking here.