Ascension Parish president declares state of emergency ahead of expected tropical weather

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment signed a declaration today placing Ascension Parish in a State of Emergency ahead of expected tropical weather from Invest 92L.

“We are still recovering from the effects of the May 17 rainstorm,” said President Cointment.
“We are trying to be as proactive as possible to assemble all of the assistance we can to keep
our residents safe and dry.”

By declaring a state of emergency, President Cointment makes Ascension Parish eligible for
state and federal disaster assistance. His proclamation comes after a similar one declared by
Governor John Bel Edwards. The Parish Emergency Operations Center has been activated,
and the staff is monitoring the weather closely.

Residents needing assistance should call The Citizens Service Center at 225-450-1200, and
register for the Everbridge Emergency Alert System when calling.

The state of emergency remains in effect from June 17 until July 16, “unless terminated sooner.”

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