St. Charles Parish prepares for tropical weather

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HAHNVILLE, La. — Emergency management officials with St. Charles Parish are monitoring tropical weather associated with Invest92L. The storm was last seen developing in the western Gulf of Mexico and is expected to impact St. Charles starting Friday and lasting through Monday. Heavy rainfall ranging from 4-6 inches along with wind speeds of 35-40 mph are possible.

In preparation for this weekend’s weather, sandbag locations will be open to St. Charles Parish residents only starting Thursday at 8 am. Pick-up sites are at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks, as well as the Bayou Gauche location at Badeaux Lane.

The National Weather Service predicts coastal flooding of 1-3 feet between Friday and Monday. Officials are closely monitoring water levels. A decision on boat launch closures will be made as the storm approaches.

Regular garbage services will remain on schedule, however residents should take time to clear yards, the tops of catch basins, and ditches of debris that could cause clogs in the drainage system or become projectiles during high winds. Leaving out bulk debris should be avoided.

Stay up-to-date on the latest weather updates and guidance from SCP officials by signing up for alerts at or by texting SCPALERTS to 88877.

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