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ST. BERNARD PARISH OFFICIALS REOPEN FLORISSANT HIGHWAY

St. Bernard Parish officials have reopened Florissant Highways in eastern St. Bernard Parish as the water has started to recede. Delacroix Highway remains closed at this time.. Stay tuned for further updates.
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President Guy McInnis, Councilman Monty Montelongo and Road Superintendent Louie Pomes are assessing water levels in Delacroix and Florissant. Both Highways are closed due to standing water. Photos by Lenor Duplessis. ... See MoreSee Less

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Claiborne Bridge Now Open

Claiborne Bridge is now open to auto traffic and will remain for near term until repairs are scheduled. Hence St. Claude Bridge will be closed from 6:00 am Friday 23rd June through 6:00 am Monday June 26 (total 72 hours). Florida Ave Bridge operating normally .
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St. Bernard Parish Officials to close Delacroix Highway and Florissant Highway due to standing water on highway
St. Bernard Parish President declares a State of Emergency

St. Bernard Parish Officials have closed Delacroix Highway and Florissant Highway until further notice due to standing water on the highway causing unsafe driving conditions. St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis has declared a State of Emergency in response to flash flooding and severe weather as a result of Tropical Storm Cindy. President McInnis would like to thank the residents for adhering the warnings thus far and asks everyone to stay vigilant until the storm is over.

Heavy rain continues to be the primary threat with the threat of flash flooding continuing today.

• Current forecast is additional 3-6” with potential for 8+”, mainly across coastal MS
• Elsewhere, totals may be lower, but efficient rain processes could still lead to flash flooding
• Tidal inundation should peak again during high tide cycles Thursday with 1-3ft of inundation possible
• Isolated tornadoes possible

Storm Surge Potential
Areas of greatest risk will be continue to be along east and southeast facing shores through this afternoon. As winds shift to the south, tides will begin rising along bayous and bays mainly west of the Mississippi River.

• 1-3 feet of inundation with isolated areas possibly seeing up to 4 feet of inundation.
• Inundation levels should peak again during high tide cycle Thursday
• Main impact will be minor coastal flooding to low lying roads and property along the coast and tidal lakes

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Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Parish Council recognized two parish employees at the June 20th Council Meeting for their retirement from Parish Government. Martin Onidas retired with 36 years of service and Rick Stierwald retired with 19 years of service. ... See MoreSee Less

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