October 24, 2016
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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SURVEY: St. John Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.
The phone survey, which will come entirely through LSU, will consist of questions about individual preparedness plans and will be conducted in the months of August, September and October.
Feedback from the survey will be used to gauge whether south Louisiana residents are taking the correct protective measures in preparation for a storm and will be used to help state and local officials better coordinate preparedness activities.
A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.
“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”- See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2016/01/16/st-john-clearing-path-for-bicyclists/#sthash.bFseOGV9.dpufhttps://www.epa.gov/la/laplace-st-john-baptist-parish-louisiana
Wednesday, October 26.
The St. John Parish Utilities Department will be conducting a scheduled emergency water line repair in your area today, Wednesday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. Water customers on Chad B. Baker Street will be without water pressure for two to three hours while repairs are made to the line. When water is restored, all water customers who lost water pressure will be on a Boil Water Advisory until further notice. The Boil Water Advisory is for precaution and water customers should boil water for one minute before eating or drinking. Showering and bathing is not affected.
This is a message from the St. John Parish Utilities Department. Water District #2 is working to make repairs to a waterline near Castle Drive. As a result , water customers in Edgard between the Edgard Water Plant and the St. James/St. John Parish line will be out of water pressure for 3-5 hours while repairs are made to a waterline.
The Fairway Drive bridge repair project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and should be completed within 6 months.