Post Date:July 14, 2019 6:16 PM

St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran has lifted the voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas as Tropical Storm Barry no longer poses a threat to St. Charles Parish.

“Overall, St. Charles Parish faired well during Tropical Storm Barry. Mother Nature is often difficult to predict, but we rely on the experts to forecast the most likely scenario and subsequently, St. Charles Parish prepares in order to protect its residents,” said Parish President Larry Cochran. “I want to thank the employees and first responders who stepped up and worked around the clock to prepare and respond to the needs of our residents. Most of all, I appreciate our citizens for being patient and vigilant throughout this event. We are resilient, no matter what is thrown our way, and it is an honor to serve you.”

The Edward A. Dufresne Community Center shelter ceased operation this morning and all government offices and parks will reopen Monday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m.

The sewer notice in place for all residents due to the power outage has been lifted, all roads are open in St. Charles Parish and garbage pick up will resume this week.

HESCO Baskets will remain along Bayou Des Allemands throughout hurricane season in the occasion another tropical event occurs.

Any questions may be directed to the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050, 24 hours a day. Parish social media sites will be updated continuously at and Please call 1-800-ENTERGY for information on power outages.

Please stay tuned to local media, SCP-TV (Cox Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or in St. Charles Parish),, 1-888-SCP-9EOC or 1370 AM in St. Charles Parish for further announcements.

To sign up for emergency text messages and e-mails, visit To sign up for e-newsletters, visit

For more information on hurricane preparedness and to download a copy of St. Charles Parish's 'BE PREPARED' guide, visit

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

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