News Alert: Assumption Parish Update
Posted: 8/29/2012 1:05:22 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Press Release #6
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
10:20 a.m.

For Immediate Release

Tropical Storm Isaac

The latest update moves the track of Hurricane Isaac right over
Assumption Parish again. The update based on the National Hurricane
Center’s forecast advises us that by 1:00 p.m., we should be experiencing
hurricane force winds. At 2:00 p.m., the forecast shows that the EYE OF
THE STORM will begin to approach the Labadieville area. Winds are
expected to be sustained at 70 mph with possible gusts at 85 mph. The
EYE OF THE STORM will continue to make its way throughout
Assumption Parish. It is estimated to take 5 hours for the EYE OF THE
STORM to make its way OUT of Assumption Parish. Once the EYE
WALL passes, expect a shift in winds coming out of the west and
southwest. It is estimated that Assumption Parish is out of hurricane force
winds by 7:00 p.m and out of tropical storm force winds at 11:00 p.m.
tonight.
Please heed the curfew that is currently in effect. This curfew will remain
in effect until further notice. We urge all residents to shelter in place. The
worst is yet to come. Please note that emergency response vehicles such as
Acadian, Fire Depts, Entergy, etc. are UNABLE to respond during this
time.
If any additional information is needed, please contact the Assumption
Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at
985-369-7386.
PATRICK LAWLESS
WARD 1
JEFF “BIG DADDY” NAQUIN
WARD 2
IRVING COMEAUX
WARD 3
PATRICK JOHNSON
WARD 4
CALVIN JAMES
WARD 6
BOOSTER BREAUX
WARD 8
MYRON MATHERNE
WARD 9
KIM M. TORRES
SECRETARY-TREASURER

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