9:00 a.m. Sinkhole update

This morning, LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and State Police are evaluating the sinkhole. DNR has advised that they will perform an evaluation today, as well. It will take Texas Brine and all industries involved in the drilling 2-3 days to rig back up. More specific updates will be available as the day continues. As posted previously, NO assistance funds will be distributed today. We expect an update from Texas Brine regarding this at some point today and will make that information ASAP.

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8:30 Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Assistance Funds

Texas Brine has advised that resident assistance funds will not be distributed today. Once the logistics of date/time/location are confirmed, we will post. If you have any questions, please call the hotline Texas Brine set up specific to this situation, 1-877-281-7311.

8:15 a.m. Morning Update

Good morning! Currently, there are no road closures in the parish. There are approximately 3,700 Entergy customers without power. Please rest assured that they are working diligently to restore. The curfew and ban on alcohol sales has been lifted. Parish officials will be conducting damage assessments today parish wide. If your home/property suffered any damage, please call the OEP at 985-369-7386.

We have been advised that MREs and ice should be here (in the parish) sometime today. Sites where these will be distributed will be posted when determined. Check back for updates.

4:45 p.m. Update from Entergy’s website

According to the outage summary on Entergy’s website, there are approximately 3,300 customers without service in Assumption parish. Looking at a breakdown by zipcode, it looks like this:

Belle Rose, 837
Labadieville 273
Napoleonville, 1,446
Paincourtville, 296
Pierre Part, 292
Plattenville, 140

**Please Note** that the summary is broken down by zipcode; therefore the breakdown above does not include Entergy customers who reside in the parish with zip codes outside (example: Bayou L’Ourse residents have a Morgan City zip code, some Labadieville residents have a Thibodaux zip, etc…). To look at the map of outages (to view a specific residence on the map) visit: http://www.entergy.com/storm_center/outages.aspx?banner=view_outages and choose Entergy Louisiana, LLC

3:55 p.m. Curfew Amendment

The curfew for Assumption Parish has been amended to “from dusk to dawn”.  The ban on the sale of alcohol remains in effect today.  All normal activities shall resume on Thursday August 30, 2012 at dawn.

2:55 p.m. Parish Offices Status

All parish offices and district court will be closed tomorrow, Thursday August 30, 2012 but will resume on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Reminder: All schools in Assumption parish are closed tomorrow. The Assumption Parish School Board will address the status of students returning to school.

2:28 p.m. Afternoon Update

Isaac is no longer a hurricane; therefore, the warning is now a Tropical Storm warning. We are in a lull area presently as the eye crosses the parish. The forecast advises that the western side of Isaac is the drier side. We are not expecting the same intensity as we did earlier BUT there are more rain bands and winds on the way. We may see sustained winds of 50-60 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. The storm is NOT OVER.

Again, I must repeat – please heed the curfew as it is still in effect.