8:00 a.m. Winds Increasing

We have reports of trees down in the Napoleonville and Paincourtville area, one blocking Highway 401 (Canal Road) where work is being done to remove it from the roadway. Downed power lines have been reported in the Paincourtville, Bertrandville, and Labadieville areas. Entergy has advised us that they have pulled their trucks and workers off of the roads to ensure their safety. I spoke to the Sheriff just a minute ago and he and his department are currently accessing damage in the area.

We cannot express enough to all to abide by the curfew and shelter in place. The winds will become much stronger as the day progresses. The OEP is running, fully staffed, phone lines open… If you have any questions, please call us at 985-369-7386.