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Hurricane Katrina 10 year Anniversary

Building Back Better and Stronger

As August 29, 2015 approaches, so does the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Isaac and the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.   Both are considered the worst disasters in history for each of our respective areas, but both have highlighted the resiliency of our residents, our communities and Southeast Louisiana. 

Resiliency is the new buzz word to describe what has occurred in our area, specifically St. John the Baptist Parish.  We are the poster child and example of what happens when the community has a strong desire to build back better and stronger and not just to recover. 

Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina were devastating, but out of this devastation came opportunity to learn from the experience and to begin building back in a manner that can withstand future disasters.  Over the past 10 years, we have endured Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac, Tropical Storm Lee and the BP oil spill.  Despite the number of these events, the economy is thriving which is primarily due to disaster recovery funds pumped into our areas.

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Road Construction

Lift Station Repair/Lane Closure: Indigo

Fleming will be making repairs to the lift station on Indigo Pwky. During construction, one lane on Indigo will be closed.

Motorists will be able to detour around the lane closure.

Residents will have access to their driveways but should expect some noise during the project between the hours of 7 am – 5 pm.

During the lift station repair process,due to the sheet piling being put in, a power line was inevitably disconnected. As a result four street lights are out from Woodland to the lift station on Indigo. We apologize for the inconvenience and as soon as the installation is complete and deemed safe, the street lights will be repaired. For safety reasons, the lights can not be repaired until the sheet piling is complete and the repairs are complete. The St. John Sheriff's Office is aware and will be making extra patrols in the area during this time.