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David A. Naquin, Director Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135
 

24 HOUR EMERGENCY
ST MARY PARISH SHERIFF’S DEPT
337-828-1960
David Hanagriff, Parish President
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 500
Welcome to St. Mary Parish OHSEP
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Wind Advisory from 1/15/2022 9:00 AM to 1/16/2022 12:00 AM CST


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MLK 2022
TOP STORY 1.13.22

RIVER FORECAST 1.13.22






END OF HURRICANE SEASON 12.2.21


END OF HURRICANE SEASON PAGE 2 12.2.21

FLOOD MESSAGE 11.4.21

FLOOD MESSAGE 2 11.4.21

LA NINA ADVISORY 10.15.21

LA NINA ADVISORY PAGE 2 10.15.21
VACCINE BANNER8.10.21





SHELTER MESSAGE 2021
 
 






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2021
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Gov. Edwards Announces a Temporary State Sheltering Program Option Offering Travel Trailers to Some
Families Affected by Hurricane Ida
BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the state of Louisiana, through the Governor's
Office Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is opening the Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program,
which will provide temporary housing, like travel trailers, to people in heavily impacted parishes where
other sheltering options are currently unavailable. Those whose homes were destroyed or currently
unlivable can begin registering for the program today by either visiting www.Idashelteringla.com or
calling (844) 268-0301.
Louisiana's Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program was authorized by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to provide safe non-congregate sheltering due to the unique circumstances of the
COVID-19 pandemic. This program is intended to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus among
households while allowing individuals and families to live as closely as possible as they repair their
damaged homes. The goal is to have the first state-owned travel trailers staged in the designated
parishes within the week as teams begin assessing both group and private location sites.
Louisiana's Hurricane Ida Sheltering Program is designed to complement, not replace, other
housing options such as travel trailers, hotels and mobile homes offered through FEMA.
"There is no doubt that there are people currently living in unsafe or unsanitary housing because
of Hurricane Ida, which is not acceptable. Housing is the biggest challenge facing those affected
by this devastating storm, and our state-run sheltering program is a safe, creative, temporary
solution to get more people closer to their homes as they rebuild," Gov. Edwards said. "I'm
grateful to FEMA's flexibility in working with us to purchase travel trailers as an interim solution
to help survivors while other efforts, including work by FEMA, are ongoing. Last week, Congress
and the White House approved billions in federal Community Development Block Grant funding
for Louisiana and other states to address damage caused by recent storms. In Louisiana, we
intend to direct much of our share of the funding to housing recovery for people affected by
Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Zeta and Ida."
The program offers non-congregate sheltering, which is different from traditional sheltering
options to provide a living space that offers some level of privacy. Sheltering options may
include hotels, base camps, crew barges or recreational vehicles (RVs), including travel
trailers that typically hitch to an existing vehicle. While this program is funded through
FEMA, it is run entirely by the state.
To register for the program or find out what sheltering options are available in affected
parishes visit IdaShelteringla.com or call (844) 268-0301 or for
TTY services call (844) 458-1806.
Residents can check the availability of shelters in their areas by texting LAShelter to
898211 or dial 211 to locate a shelter or by visiting www.getagameplan.org.
After receiving federal approval from FEMA, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Preparedness issued an emergency procurement request that resulted
in the hiring of APTIM on September 24, 2021. Last week, the state issued its first
purchase order for travel trailers for the program. The program is federally funded
through the FEMA Public Assistance program, which means the federal government
will cover 90 percent of the costs.
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UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, JAN. 4
From Dr. Bagwell:

The fast-spreading Omicron variant will necessitate a renewed adherence to COVID-19
protocols as students return from the holiday break on Tuesday, January 4. Recommended
health protocols for students and staff include the wearing of masks and social distancing
both of which will be of increased significance in the school environment as a means of
preventing the spread of this new variant.


Governor Edwards announced several measures that include the suspension of extracurricular
activities wherein the virus has been noted to easily spread. Any changes in extracurricular
schedules will be communicated as needed by each school site. Additionally, LHSAA has
announced the continuation of all sporting events as scheduled.


While the Governor's office advises that adults and students should be tested before
returning to school, the St. Mary Parish School Board will not require testing. However,
parents should vigilantly monitor their children for any symptoms and keep children
home if they are ill. The health of students and staff is of utmost importance and all
prescribed steps in preventing and combating the virus must be employed.


Students returning to class on Tuesday are asked to closely adhere to the recommendations
of health officials. It is crucial that schools serve as safe and healthy learning environments,
which can only be accomplished through the conscientious fulfillment of all public health
recommendations including mask wearing, social distancing, and vaccination.


Bottom line: To keep our schools healthy,

Masking and social distancing are strongly recommended.
Schools will announce any changes in extracurricular activities.
Parents should keep students at home if they show signs of illness.
Eligible individuals should consider vaccination.
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SEE COMPLETE ORDER GOTO https://opensafely.la.gov/


In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency,
businesses were required to close or restrict activity
to preserve and protect the health and safety of the
citizens of Louisiana. Because of the success
of these efforts, Louisiana is now ready to move
forward with opening businesses in a safe,
phased-in approach.

This site allows you to register your business and
your registration allows you to receive updated
communication, notifications, and helpful guidance
via email from the State Fire Marshal’s Office
specific to your business type.

These notifications will answer the important questions:

  • When can I partially or fully open my business?
  • What are the steps to open my business?
  • What changes can be expected for businesses that have been operating, but with restrictions?
  • What restrictions are my business subject to, if any?
  • Are there any new sanitation requirements for my business?
  • Are there any personal protective requirements (masks, gloves, etc.) for my employees?
To begin receiving notifications and guidance for safely opening or operating your business,
click LINK below. State Fire Marshal field personnel will be assisting owners
statewide with their business openings and safe operation.

https://opensafely.la.gov/PublicLinks.asp
 



 





DRIVE-THROUGH COVID TESTING BEGINS TUESDAY AT MORGAN CITY WALMART

A COVID-19 drive-through testing site will open on Tuesday, June 23, at the drive-through pharmacy
window of the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1002 La. 70, Morgan City.

The site is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics, and state and local officials. Testing is available
for adults who meets Centers for Disease Control and state and local guidelines on who should be
tested, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19.
Please note, testing is not available inside Walmart stores.

"Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19
testing in Morgan City during this time," said Tice White, Walmart public affairs director for Louisiana.
"We are grateful to our pharmacists and associates who are supporting these testing sites, and to
Quest Diagnostics and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community."

Details regarding the testing site:
—Located at the Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacy drive-through window at 1002 La., 70,
Morgan City.
—The site is open 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly, weather permitting.
—Testing is for adults who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including
first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19.
—Individuals must be 18 years and older.
—The testing site will require an appointment through Quest's MyQuestTM online portal and app,
www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com (link is external), which will screen and schedule appointments for those
individuals that meet medical eligibility for the testing sites.
—Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of
eligibility criteria, ID check and self-administered test. For the safety of all those on-site, the test
site is not available to those who walk up.
—The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their
own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample
is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.
—Quest Diagnostics will handle processing test samples and communicating results to those tested
and applicable departments of health.
—Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call Quest's dedicated COVID-19 line at
866-448-7719, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The site will be staffed by Walmart pharmacists and associates.
—While individuals who are tested are awaiting results, please follow CDC guidelines and take steps
to help prevent the virus from spreading to people in your home and community.
For information on how Walmart is supporting COVI9-19 Drive-Thru Testing,
visit https://corporate.walmart.com/covid19testing)


COVID-19 VACCINATION

LDH AllPilotLocations nolink

https://ldh.la.gov/directory/vaccination
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Locations:

Franklin Foundation Hospital (COVID Clinic appointment preferred)
Vaccine:
Pfizer

Franklin Foundation Hospital (COVID Clinic appointment preferred)
1097 Northwest Blvd.
Franklin, LA 70538
Get Directions

Franklin Foundation Hospital (COVID Clinic appointment preferred)
Vaccine:
Pfizer

Franklin Foundation Hospital (COVID Clinic appointment preferred)
1097 Northwest Blvd.
Franklin, LA 70538
Get Directions

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St. Mary Parish Health Unit
01/14/22

8:00am - 4:30pm

Vaccine:
Pfizer 5 yrs.+, Moderna 18 yrs.+, J & J 18 yrs.+,

St. Mary Parish Health Unit
1200 David Drive
Morgan City, LA 70380
Get Directions
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Patterson Community Center
02/05/2022

10:00am - 2:00pm

Vaccine:
Pfizer, Moderna, J & J

Patterson Community Center
1101 1st Street
Patterson, LA 70392
Get Directions
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St. Mary Parish Health Unit
01/18/22

8:00am - 4:30pm

Vaccine:
Pfizer 5 yrs.+, Moderna 18 yrs.+, J & J 18 yrs.+,

Additional Dates:

01/19/22

8:00am - 4:30pm

01/20/22

8:00am - 4:30pm

01/21/22

8:00am - 4:30pm

St. Mary Parish Health Unit
1200 David Drive
Morgan City, LA 70380


https://ldh.la.gov/directory/vaccination



TEST SITES 1.14.22



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ST MARY HEALTH UNIT 1.17.22




MORGAN CITY AUDITORIUM 1.21.22







REG 4 COVID TESTING 1.13.22


REG 4 VACCINES 1.13.22

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ALL VACCINATION LOCATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. ANYONE ARRIVING WITHOUT
AN APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE VACCINATED.



St. Mary Walgreens #10975
https://www.walgreens.com/covid19vac
815 Brashear Avenue Morgan City

St. Mary Teche Action Clinic Franklin (337) 940-1943
1115 Weber Street Franklin Leave your name, date of birth and valid phone number

Morgan City Teche Action Clinic
1124 7th Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
(985) 384-2371


Franklin Foundation Hospital Blvd (337)907-6585
1097 Northwest Blvd, Franklin
Leave your name and valid phone number

Ochsner St. Mary
Scheduling update: We appreciate your patience! Ochsner is currently
experiencing higher than normal call volume due to our efforts to roll
out the COVID-19 vaccine and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
MyOchsner users can quickly schedule an appointment, communicate
with providers and more through MyOchsner.org. Don't have an account?
Sign up today: https://my.ochsner.org/prd/signup

And learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine here: ochsner.org/vaccine



Walmart Pharmacy#311/Franklin
200 Northwest Boulevard
Franklin LA
https://www.walmart.com/store/311-franklin-la
(337)828-4493

Walmart Pharmacy #540/Morgan City
973 Hwy 90 East
Morgan City LA
https://www.walmart.com/covid19vaccine
(985) 395-9625

Walmart Pharmacy #7099/Morgan City
1002 Highway 70
Morgan City LA
https://www.walmart.com/store/7099-morgan-city-la
(985) 384-1447





 







SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
FOOD PANTRY LOCATIONS:


Little Zion Community Outreach
7814 Hwy 182, Franklin
"M/Tu/Th 9:00am - 10:00am
W 11:00am - 3:00pm"

Pilgrim Grove Baptist Church
M/W/F 10:30am - 11:59am
Recreation Center in Siracusaville
Call before you go... 

The Purple Lemon
861 Hwy 90 East
Bayou Vista, LA
Thursday 9:30 am

Wanda Hilliard Agency
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Phone: (512) 786-6269
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
307 2nd Street Franklin, La 70538


 
 
 



The United States Army Corp of Engineers is on site at the slide on West Atchafalaya
Basin Levee. They are installing protective measures over the slide area until the water
goes down and they are able to make a permanent repair. This location will be closely
monitored throughout the high-water period and poses no threat to the community.
If you have any questions please call the office at 985.380.5500.

Just a reminder to the public that riding on any levee slope crown or base is a crime and
when caught you will be charged with trespassing to the maximum extent of the law.
The green area represents the only area that motor vehicles are allowed. The areas in
between the red lines are off limits to any type of motorized vehicle. You are allowed
to walk, ride a bicycle or run. Absolutely no vehicles are allowed. We are also asking
the public to stay away from the slide area completely. It is not safe to be walking
around the site. If you are caught on foot near the slide location, you will be charged
with trespassing. This is for your own safety. If you have further questions please call
the office at 985.380.5500. Thank you!

 
 
 
 


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PUBLIC NOTICE:
St. Mary Parish Government has debris removal crews working along
the roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the Parish. It is
anticipated that they will make at least two passes along the roads
and streets during the next few weeks in order get all of the debris
from Hurricane Barry removed. Please place the hurricane debris
along the shoulder of the road/street. St. Mary Parish thanks you
for your patience and cooperation in this endeavor. Citizens from
across the parish may also bring their own debris to the West End
Pick-Up Station in Franklin and to the Harold J. 'Baba' Landry
Landfill in Berwick. Regular operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to
4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday; however, for the next couple of weeks
these facilities will be open extended hours daily until 7:00 p.m.
. You may call the Pick-Up station to confirm its hours at
337-828-4100, ext. 114 and the Landfill at 985-385-4531.
If you live within the corporate limits of Morgan City, Berwick,
Patterson, Franklin or Baldwin, please contact the respective
city hall for information concerning debris removal within
the municipalities.


NOTIFICATION FROM AMERICAN REDCROSS  7/19/19:

The Disaster Assessment teams are in your parish today.
Here is some information that may be helpful:
• As our teams survey the affected areas, this data is being
transmitted to our DA team at HQ, located in Baton Rouge.
We should have information for you regarding numbers/percentage
complete/etc. beginning tomorrow.
• This real time data is used to determine the number of "strike teams"
assigned to St. Mary Parish. These "strike teams" are multi-disciplinary
teams that include members skilled in Casework, Health Services/Mental
Health Services, and Supply Distribution.
• Strike Teams focus will first focus on the destroyed homes and
those with Major Damage. These teams will be able to distribute
emergency supplies, provide critical financial assistance as indicated
and connect families with local resources.
• Should persons call your office in need of help due to the storm,
please ask them to call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)
 



PLEASE NOTE ST MARY IS CONSIDERED SOUTH CENTRAL..
WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS  EXPECTED :

PLEASE TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS, SUCH AS: GARBAGE
CANS, PATIO FURNITURE, PLANTS, ETC. MINOR
FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG THE COAST CYPREMORT
POINT AND BURNS POINT AREA WITH STRONG SOUTH
WINDS AND HIGH TIDE...

DURING HEAVY RAINS, PLEASE BE MINDFUL
IF A STREET IS FLOO
DED DO NOT GO THROUGH BARRICADES
TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN
ALSO WAKES MAY PUSH WATER INTO HOMES











 
 






























at Morgan City






ST MARY PARISH HURRICANE GUIDES ARE LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE ST MARY PARISH
COURTHOUSE BUILDING LOBBY OR ROOM 105 OR 107, 1ST FLOOR. 

YOU MAY ALSO DOWNLOAD LA GOHSEP HURRICANE GUIDE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://gohsep.la.gov/evacinfo/Emergency_Guide_v46b_7-1_4p.pdf



FOR ROAD CLOSURES PLEASE GOTO THE LINK BELOW:

https://lb.511la.org/lalb/



On October 10, 2013: Flood stages at four forecast points along the Atchafalaya River will be changed to better reflect flood impacts along the reaches of the river served by these forecast points.

The National Weather Service will change the river flood criteria at four locations along the Atchafalaya River to better reflect the flood impacts at the following locations: Butte La Rose, Melville, Krotz Springs, and Morgan City.

Morgan City

 New CriteriaCurrent Criteria
Action Stage

4 Feet

4 Feet

Flood Stage

6 Feet

4 Feet

Moderate Flood Stage

7 Feet

7 Feet

Major Flood Stage

12 Feet

12 Feet


These changes in the flood criteria will allow emergency managers in Avoyelles, St. Mary,St. Martin, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes to better serve the communities that would
be impacted by flooding. These flood criteria reflect input from the leaders of these parishes,
along with first responders, and citizens.

Important: These changes will not affect flood insurance maps or flood insurance rates for these locations. This will only affect the watch and warning criteria at this locations .




Have you developed your disaster plan? Start today. You never know when the unexpected will happen. Be prepared; develop your emergency kit!

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Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness






Go to this link for St Mary Parish School updates:




https://www.stmaryk12.net




The ALERT FM app is now available for iPhone and Android devices.
Below are the links that go directly to the ALERT FM app.

iOS: https://imap.tv/2k
Android: goo.gl/qwQyU




 
Current Radar


CURRENT RADAR FROM THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES


 
Weekly Weather Update
WEEKLY WEATHER UPDATE FROM US NWS LAKE CHARLES 1/13/2022:

•Our next frontal system will move through the region on Saturday, bringing a chance
for showers and isolated thunderstorms along with a drop in temperatures.
•Temperatures will gradually moderate back into the upper 60s to low 70s through
the first half of next week, as high pressure slides across the SEern US.
•After a brief warming trend, another frontal system will move through the region
around the Wed-Thu time period, bringing some isolated showers as well as a
slight cool down for the second half of the week.

National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA
 
 SUMMARY TABLE 1.13.22


SUMMARY 1.13.22

RAINFALL IN PAST WEEK 1.13.22

STEERING PATTERNS 1.13.22

SURFACE MAP 1.13.22
 
Get Tech Ready

According to The American Red Cross, the internet - including online news sites and social media platforms - is the third most popular way for Americans to gather emergency information and let their loved ones know they are safe.
 
Through the use of everyday technology, individuals, families, responders and organizations can successfully prepare for, adapt to and recover from disruptions brought on by emergencies and/or disasters. With effective planning, it is possible to take advantage of technology before, during and after a crisis to communicate with loved ones and manage your financial affairs.

FEMA Text Messages

Use your cell phone’s text messaging capability to receive text message updates from FEMA (standard message and data rates apply).
Here are basic commands to get started:
  • To signup to receive monthly preparedness tips: text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA)
  • To unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362 (4FEMA)

 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
St . Mary Parish's
Emergency Notification
System

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/EE6068DD11C4


Link to register your cell phones and email ONLY!!
PLEASE NOTE:  HOME AND OFFICE

LANDLINE PHONES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR
CODE RED ALERT SYSTEM!!!


 

 
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