Police Jury President, Chance Henry, declared a State of Emergency for Acadia Parish in preparation for the threat of Tropical Storm Marco (currently Tropical Depression 14) and Tropical Storm Laura. 

These storms are expected to impact the northern Gulf Coast on Monday, August 24th. Currently, heavy rainfall appears to be the greatest threat with flash flooding and accompanied strong winds. 

In anticipation of the potential threat, the Acadia Parish Police Jury encourages the public to make tentative preparations, including finalizing an emergency communications plan with your family and co-workers, and checking your emergency supplies. 

Supply kits should include:

* A three to five- day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil

* A supply of face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes due to COVID19 concerns

* One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person

* A first aid kit that includes your family’s prescription medications

* Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries

* An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler’s checks

* Sanitation supplies

* Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members

* An extra pair of glasses

* Important family documents in a portable, waterproof container

* Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

* Paper and pencil

* Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

* Infant formula and diapers

* Pet food and water

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 337-783-4357

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