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August 22, 2020

Weather Message from Parish President Thomas / Sandbag Information

 WASHINGTON PARISH

Richard N. Thomas, Jr. Parish President

Office (985) 839-7825 · 909 Pearl Street · Franklinton, LA 70438

Fax (985) 839-7827 *** E-mail: rthomas@wpgov.org *** www.washingtonparishalerts.org

As your Parish President, I would like to ensure all citizens of Washington Parish that the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness office is and will continue to monitor the track and potential impacts from Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. As of Friday, we have been coordinating with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness along with the National Weather Service through conference calls.

Updates received form the National Weather Service are being posted on the Washington Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Facebook page along with the Parish Government web-page. The greatest threat from these systems, at this time, is heavy rainfall. Sandbag locations are as follows:

Sunday, August 23, 2020 beginning at 9:00 A.M.

WPFD #7 – 17380 Bill Booty Road, Bogalusa LA

WP Public Works Location #2 – Yacc Road (Hwy 10 west of Seven Mile Road)

WP Public Works Location #3 – 801 Pearl St, Franklinton LA

City of Bogalusa residents - (limit 10/person) - Austin St @ Bauer St, Main St. ballpark, Ave B Sports Complex. Sand and bags are available at each location. Please bring your own shovel.

Varnado / Angie residents residents - Varnado Town Hall, 63097 Main St, Varnado, LA. Sand and bags are available. Bring your own shovel. Pre-filled bags will be available for those unable to fill their own.

Monday, August 24, 2020 beginning at 8:00 A.M.

Town of Franklinton residents – pre-filled bags (limit 10/person) 1108 Lenora St., Franklinton, LA

You should always remain prepared throughout hurricane season! All residents, if you haven’t already done so, should be preparing an emergency plan. Now is the time to make sure your generator is in working order, your gutters, catch basins and ditches are free of any debris and that you have all the necessary supplies you and your family may need for a minimum of 7 days. I continue to urge everyone to remain vigilant and stay tuned to local media.

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