“If you don’t have to get out tonight and during this storm that we have coming, please stay home.” Local leaders asking people to shelter in place

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“Citizens should take this storm seriously.”

Sending a firm warning, state and local leaders are asking the public you shelter in place.

“If you don’t have to get out tonight and during this storm that we have coming, please stay home. Allow the people for us to work on the people who do need us. We don’t want to be chasing down on every sight seer on every street.”

During their final update before Tropical Storm Barry’s landfall, city-parish leaders say they’ve done all they can do, hoping to ease the impact.

“We’ve been working tiredly through DPW and they’ve done an awesome job taking our vacuum pump trucks trying to clean out as many culverts and ditches as we can.”

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said, they’ve done their part, but residents have also been doing theirs.

“I have to thank the citizens of our community as well because they have been communicating with us on a consistent basis surrounding area that may need additional assistance and we’ve been responsive.”

While they’re asking you to stay off the streets tonight, Mayor Broome said, there’s no need to enact a curfew.

“We’re monitoring the weather event and as we proceed down this path, I think we will have ample time to make that decision.”

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