Recovery efforts temporarily stopped in Ascension Parish

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Parish President Clint Cointment

GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida and now Tropical Storm Nicholas, the wet weather seems to be zeroing in on Louisiana.

Some areas of the state are still recovering from Hurricane Ida.

One of those areas is Ascension Parish.

On Tuesday, the Parish of Ascension announced that recovery efforts have been temporarily halted due to Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Details from the Ascension Parish Government can be found below:

Because of excessive rains coming from Tropical Storm Nicholas, Ascension Parish officials
have had to temporarily suspend Hurricane Ida recovery efforts in order to focus more on
drainage.

According to government and emergency preparedness officials, debris removal is temporarily
halted because of rain and soft ground. Also closed is the storm debris drop-off at Lamar-Dixon
Expo Center. The rear gate is closed and the public is asked not to come until the rains have
passed.

Residents can still pick up blue tarps at these locations:

  • Fire District #1
  • Prairieville Fire Department
  • Donaldsonville Fire Department

On Monday, Parish President Clint Cointment made this post on Facebook:

The Administration is in full storm prep operations today. Every storm is different, tropical storm Nicolas could have the potential to create serious issues in our parish. The possibility of 8 to 10 inches of rain should never be taken lightly, although 4 to 5 inches are expected. Our greatest concern is the number of trees and debris in our major channels and ditches. We have simply have not had enough time to clear the obstructions as we continue to recover from hurricane Ida. We have pumped down our channels in anticipation of this event to create capacity for the storm. We will monitor the rain totals to assess areas of concern and remain vigilant throughout this storm. Stay safe, stay informed and God Bless

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