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St. James Parish Responds To Possible Tornado Touchdown in Lemannville Area - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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.

Street Closures

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 and recovery.

Power Restoration

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 and clicking the link under the "Emergency Info” section.


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