Livingston Parish officials give update on Hurricane Ida recovery

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Livingston Parish officials gave an update on the recovery process in Livingston parish post Hurricane Ida.

Livingston Parish curfew has been extended and will remain in place throughout the weekend from midnight to 6 a.m. Two people have been arrested during the curfew hours. The Sheriff said they were caught trying to steal gas from different locations. The department is willing to work with people if they are out on the road during curfew for a good reason. Sheriff Jason Ard said do not come to Livingston Parish for any criminal activity.

“If you come to Livingston to commit a crime, you will sit in jail until we are available to deal with you, we have zero tolerance,” said Ard.

There is a hotline set up for people to call if they think a contractor is trying to con people in the area. 225-435-1345

  • Debris removal is set begin soon for Livingston parish.
  • DEMCO has restored 53% of electricity in Livingston
  • Flooding is still an issue in Livingston, once water goes down, more power can be restored
  • 29,000 meters are still out of service
  • 300 Entergy poles were down in Livingston

Parish President Layton Ricks asks people not to put debris into ditches in case it rains again soon. The ditches should be cleared as contractors come by to collect it from people’s yards.

Entergy released an estimated restoration schedule for residents across Louisiana. Entergy says Sept. 7 is the estimated day for Livingston Parish residents.

There are two PODS with food, water, and supplies in Denham Springs and Albany. There are efforts to find other locations to bring another POD.

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