Parish President Chester Cedars is pleased to announce that at the morning conference with the NWS, the Parish was advised that the tropical depression in the Gulf is projected to have minimal impact upon both upper and lower St. Martin Parish. Landfall will be east of Morgan City, and the heavy rain bands associated with the storm are located on its northeastern side. Less than one-half to an inch of rain is expected. Moreover, tropical storm warnings have been dropped for all of St. Martin Parish. Finally, the NWS announced that its confidence level in the foregoing projections is HIGH.

Consequently, at 3:30 p.m. today, sandbagging at the sites announced yesterday will end.