Parish President Chester Cedars and the Parish’s OEP have been monitoring the tropical system in the Bay of Campeche since Sunday afternoon and will continue to do. The National Weather Service (NWS) has scheduled regular twice daily conferences with my Office and the Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness commencing tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we will continue to receive electronic daily updates directly from the NWS.

Since Sunday, there has been little movement and development with this system. However, the NWS has advised that it is expected to start moving northward sometime Thursday. At that time, it is expected that a reliable projection of the track can be determined. Rain totals in our region AT THIS POINT are expected to be from 1 to 5 inches.

This morning, the Public Works supervisors and Parish Government Administrative Staff conferred and developed a plan in a “worst case” scenario. Tentatively, if necessary, we will activate our sandbagging sites commencing at 7:00 A.M. Friday. Of course, we are prepared to move up the date/time in case of any unexpected developments. Meanwhile, our Public Works personnel remain on standby and will focus on pre-storm inspections of Parish infrastructure.

We will update the public tomorrow after our conference with the NWS.