Parish-Wide Emergency is declared in EBR


This satellite photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at 2050 GMT. Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send a life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – With impacts from Tropical Storm Sally likely starting around Monday evening and continuing through Wednesday, Mayor Broome is issuing a Parish-Wide Emergency Declaration.

The declaration can be found below:

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration today ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Sally. This emergency declaration is in line with the State of emergency declared by Governor John Bel Edwards on Saturday, September 12. This local disaster declaration allows East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP) to activate any and all necessary emergency plans as well as, provides the ability to request resources in the event local resources may be exceeded in response to potential effects from Tropical Storm Sally.

Also, all City-Parish buildings will close early at 2 p.m. Monday, September 14.

The mayor’s office encourages residents to Stay Red Stick Ready:

As Sally continues to track towards the coast of Louisiana, preparations should be underway and completed tomorrow if possible. The National Weather Service (NWS), New Orleans/Baton Rouge, is forecasting Tropical Storm Sally to intensify into a Hurricane before making landfall early this week. EBRP is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch this evening through late Wednesday night. Current forecasts project EBRP to receive 3-6” of rainfall with locally higher amounts possible Monday through Wednesday. However, as the system continues forward movement, further development is expected, making forecast models subject to change.

Mayor Broome encourages residents to complete your storm related preparations as soon as possible. “We must remain resilient by continuing to be a Red Stick Ready community. Stay informed by monitoring your local weather stations for the latest forecasts and adhere to emergency instructions from local officials.”

If you have any other questions or concerns about the incoming storm, contact MOHSEP at (225) 389-2100, follow @RedStickReady on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, download the Red Stick Ready mobile application – free on Apple and Android devices by searching “Red Stick Ready”, and text “RedStickReady” to 225-243-9991 to receive preparedness information.

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