At approximately 11:20 a.m., the St. James Parish
Office of Emergency Preparedness received notification of a possible
tornado in the Lemannville area near the Sunshine Bridge.
Two people sustained minor injuries. Five homes
sustained major damage or were destroyed. Residents should report any damage by
calling (225) 562-2200.
The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office has established checkpoints at
the entrances of Charles, Tribbet and June streets in Lemannville. Access to
these streets is restricted to residents living on these streets and crews assisting with the cleanup
Power outages are being reported from Communi Street along River Road
in St. James and going North to the parish line. Entergy has dispatched linemen
to the area to assist with restoration. Customers with damaged meters may take
longer to have power restored.
Tree Limb & Debris Pick-Up
All tree limbs and debris must be placed at the end of the property near
the street for collection. To expedite the cleanup process, please place
vegetative debris and tree limbs (leaves, branches, shrubs, stumps, etc.) in
separate piles from construction debris and trash (shingles, bricks, siding,
etc.). Due to the large amount of tree limbs and debris located throughout the
parish, please allow up to five business days for collection.
St. James Parish officials have been in contact
with the National Weather Service and the Governor’s Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness. Residents can sign up to have
notifications from St. James Parish Government sent to their home phone, mobile
device and/or email by visiting the homepage of the Parish's website at
www.stjamesla.com and clicking the link under the "Emergency Info”