BATON ROUGE, LA — July 14, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and local officials continue to monitor the rain bands and winds from Tropical Storm Barry. Mayor Broome encourages citizens to stay off the streets today if possible in order to enhance utility company and public works crews working to access problem areas due to power outages and downed trees.
City-Parish Offices are anticipated to be open as normal tomorrow.
The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security will downgrade its activation at 11am today, Sunday, July 14, to a Crisis Action Team, with crews remaining in place to monitor rain and river levels.
The City-Parish has activated its storm debris contractor. Citizens are encouraged to gather storm debris to the curb as quickly as possible. Citizens are requested to separate tree debris from any household debris. The City-Parish will have debris surveyors traversing the parish beginning on Monday, July 15. Scheduled storm debris pickup is set to begin as early as this Wednesday, July 17.
The Department of Environmental Services will continuously communicate with the public through media and social media channels on the storm debris cleanup process.
The City-Parish is deactivating the Charles R. Kelly Community Center as a shelter at 2pm today, Sunday, July 14. Sheltered citizens at the Kelly Community Center will be transitioned to the shelter at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
The F.G. Clark Activity Center, located at 801 Harding Blvd, will remain open as a community shelter until all weather-related concerns are clear. No other shelters are planned at this time.
At this time, East Baton Rouge has no curfew in place.
Public Works crews have removed 47 downed trees over the past 3 days.
According to Entergy, East Baton Rouge Parish currently has 9,500 power outages.