Ascension Parish Government reacting in multiple ways to impact of severe weather

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The severe weather on Thursday was not expected and it caused a lot of damage in the area.

Residents saw five tornadoes come through our viewing area on June 6.

The Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, OHSEP and the National Weather Service have been working together to find damaged areas due to the tornadic activity on Thursday.

The Ascension Parish Government is also watching the river levels. 

These organizations are helping monitor the water levels on the Amite River and The Diversion Canal:

  • Ascension Parish Waterways Commission
  • The National Weather Service 
  • The Livingston Parish Waterways Commission

According to the Ascension Parish Government, “a Declaration of Emergency was filed yesterday through the Parish President Kenny Matassa‚Äôs Office.”

Ascension Parish residents who were affected by the severe weather are encouraged to leave their storm debris on the right of way and it will be picked up this weekend. 

These groups are offering their services to any storm victim who needs help with cleanup:

  • The Church of St. Amant
  • The Cajun Navy,
  • Baton Rouge Area Salvation

If you have any questions, please contact the Citizen Service Center at 225-450-1200 during normal business hours.

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