St. Martin Parish declared State of Emergency due to flooding threat

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St. Martin Parish declared a State of Emergency for the Parish because of the threat of flooding.
On March 19, St. Martin Parish President, Chester Cedars made the declaration because of the “imminent threat of flooding along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, along with the related bodies of water that have the potential to cause flooding and subsequent damage due to flooding in lower St. Martin Parish.”
According to Ginny Higgins, Public Information Officer for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, preventive measures have been taken to prepare for the flooding threat.
Higgins said, the St. Martin Parish Government and St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring conditions within the Parish.     

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