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Strong recommendation to evacuate issued for residents in low lying, flood prone areas

Staff Report
Beauregard Parish Unified Command Group

The Beauregard Parish Unified Command Group has issued a strong recommendation to evacuate for residents living in low-lying, flood-prone areas in Beauregard, ahead of Tropical Storm Beta.

Later this afternoon, an emergency declaration will be signed and filed for Beauregard Parish.

The following was released Sept. 21

Because of the impact on drainage from Hurricane Laura and the possibility of 5-10 inches of rain through Wednesday, residents living in southern parts of the parish, near the Sabine River in Merryville, and in the Bundick Lake area should make preparations now.

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬, 𝐝𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟𝐬

Also, residents in homes where there are dangerous conditions from Hurricane Laura such as leaning trees, hanging limbs, or damaged roofs should take protective measures.

𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜, 𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬

All residents should be prepared for possible electricity and utility outages again, and should make necessary storm preparations, including food, water and other necessities.

𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡, 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲

Sandbags are available at the following locations: (Please bring your own shovel and limit 10 per household)

Beauregard Parish Police Jury maintenance yard sites:

Districts 1, 5 (Singer & Fields)

10398 Hwy. 27

Singer, LA 70660

District 2 (Merryville)

10182 Hwy. 190 W

Merryville, LA 70653

District 3 (DeRidder)

1335 1st Ave.

DeRidder, LA 70634

District 4 (Longville)

5711 Hwy. 171

DeRidder, LA 70634

District 6 (Ragley)

854 Magnolia Church Rd.

Ragley, LA 70657

Districts 7, 8 (Sugartown)

6599 Hwy. 26

DeRidder, LA 70634

City of DeRidder site:

735 West 7th St.