8:55 a.m. Morning Update

At the Police Jury meeting last night, the Jury unanimously adopted a resolution requesting DNR to perform a study on the aquifer and simultaneous venting of the aquifer as the exploratory rig is being drilled. They also adopted a resolution to request DOTD to perform a study of a bypass route of LA-70. Please note that this does NOT mean the closure of LA-70, it is an addition of alternate route, more efficient and convenient than the current detour route (through Bayou Pigeon or Bayou L’Ourse). The Jury will formally request the State Legislature for the appropriation of funds for these projects to be completed.

Please be reminded that Worley Catastrophe Response will be at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Hall on Thursday, August 23, 2012 issuing weekly assistance checks from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Also tonight at St. Joseph the Worker, a mass will be held at 6:00 p.m. in honor of the residents of Grand Bayou & Bayou Corne who have been evacuated from their homes. After the mass, a meal is being served in the Church Hall for those who’ve been displaced as well as those who may be hosting any evacuees in their home.

PUBLIC MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT! A public meeting will be held at the St. Joseph the Worker Church Hall. Parish and State officials and industry will be there to provide updated information and answer resident’s questions. If you are not able to make the meeting please note that it will air live on the radio, KQKI 95.3 FM. They will also stream the meeting live on their website, http://www.quickiecountry.com/. Smartphone users can listen on KQKI’s mobile site, www.kqki.mobi