EBR Mayor Broome: “Stay off the roadways” as impacts from hurricane Delta start to be seen across south Louisiana

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Mayor’s office makes statement about what to do with garbage bins during the storm

BATON ROUGE, La (BPROUD)- East Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston-Broome has one message for Baton Rouge ahead of hurricane Delta’s expected Louisiana landfall.

“Stay off the roadways, and know the water will recede” Mayor Broome said in an interview Friday morning.

“We want everybody to make sure they stay with their families due to covid-19” she said. “I have been in communication with Entergy, they are prepared. They are calculating what they predict outages to be. We will make it through this is everyone adheres to instructions, and the main instruction this morning is for everyone to stay off the roadway” Mayor Broome said.

The mayor’s office also released this statement about how garbage bins should be secured during Hurricane Delta:

Residents are asked to secure their garbage and recyclable bins close to their homes for the duration of Hurricane Delta. Bins left near the roadway can pose a safety issue during high winds.

All garbage, trash and recycling services are suspended Friday for the City of Baton Rouge, the City of Central, and East Baton Rouge Parish. The North Landfill will be closed Friday.

Collection services are tentatively scheduled to resume on Saturday, October 10, 2020. However, all services may also be suspended for Saturday if conditions are unsafe. Continuation will be determined Saturday morning.

East Baton Rouge residents can stay ahead of the storm and learn more about available storm resources by visiting the city-parish’s emergency preparedness website.

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