PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) – Hurricane Ida has made its way through the area and left damage in its wake.
Many parishes are in recovery mode including West Baton Rouge Parish.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking for patience from residents as things slowly return to normal.
WBRSO released this statement on Tuesday morning:
As we continue deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, we are experiencing heavy traffic on the 415 Exit at Lobdell and on US Hwy 190. Gas stations currently have fuel but are quickly running out due to the heavy demand. We ask that citizens please practice patience as we try to get fuel trucks into the area. Please continue to pray for our friends to the South and East of us. Together we will rebuild.
Please continue to watch for announcements as we will communicate any additional updates we may have.
Maj. Zack Simmers
WBR is also giving out details on how to arrange your storm debris pickup:
As West Baton Rouge Parish Government begins the process of debris pickup after Hurricane Ida, we ask for the public’s assistance to facilitate operations. We are asking the public to please separate their debris that is put out at the road. One pile should be your vegetative debris (limbs, branches, leaves, etc.) The other pile should be any other debris (couches, fences, equipment, etc.). We appreciate the public’s help in this effort.