The latest update puts the track of Hurricane Isaac right over Assumption Parish. The update based on the National Hurricane Center’s forecast advises us that by 6:00 a.m., we should be experiencing tropical storm force winds. At noon, the forecast shows that we should experience the strongest winds (hurricane force) as it is projected for the EYE WALL to be over us. Winds are expected to be sustained at 70 mph with possible gusts from 90-100 mph near the eye wall. These winds are expected to endure until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. Expected rainfall is 7”.
Please heed the curfew that will go into effect at midnight. This curfew will remain in effect until further notice. We urge all residents to shelter in place. This is a daytime event which will last throughout the day on Wednesday. We shall experience the strongest winds and rain from Noon until 9 p.m. Please note that emergency response vehicles such as Acadian, Fire Depts, etc. will NOT respond once winds are sustained at 50 mph.
If any additional information is needed, please contact the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 985-369-7386.