September 11, 2018

Washington Parish was Ready for TS Gordon

During times of emergencies and disasters, it is comforting to parish residents to know they have the support needed from our local government. That was the case during the recent threat from Tropical Storm Gordon. Parish President Thomas reported to the Washington Parish Council on Monday (September 10, 2018) about preparations that were made. In his remarks, Thomas thanked the parish's partners who coordinated activities at the Emergency Operations Center. Those partners included Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services, Washington Parish Sheriffs Office,  GOHSEP Region 9 Coordinator, Department of Health & Hospitals, Louisiana State Fire Marshall, Town of Franklinton represented by Franklinton Police Department, Rayburn Correctional Center, American Red Cross, City of Bogalusa represented by Bogalusa Fire Department, Louisiana National Guard, Washington St-Tammany Electric, Entergy, Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, and Washington Parish Communication District. Thomas also thanked Washington Parish Government employees for their efforts.

The parish provided sandbags to residents and a shelter was opened at Bogalusa High School. View the video beginning at 7:45 for more.

In other business,
  • the Council added a Resolution to the Agenda to apply for a grant from the Louisiana Governor's Assistant Program (LGAP). Funds would be used to upgrade the air-conditioning in cell block D at the Sheriff's Office in Franklinton. The resolution was approved.
  • Reports were made by Finance Director Donna Graham, Public Works Director Ken Wheat, and Transportation Manager Donnell Merritt. 

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