In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in Terrebonne Parish, a Parish-wide curfew has been jointly implemented by Terrebonne Parish President Gordon Dove, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, and Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman, beginning April 1, 2020, from 10PM till 5AM and will remain in effect daily until further notice.
Terrebonne's vast wetlands provide the first defense against storm surge associated with hurricanes and other offshore storms. Storm surge and high tide velocities and peak flows are diminished over these open areas. Wetlands store flood waters conveyed by natural and manmade waterways away from populated areas. These same wetlands provide recreational and commercial fishing and hunting opportunities. Many of our region's important commercial fish species live all or part of their lives in the wetlands. Preservation of these areas supports efforts to protect lives and property from flood occurrence and supports the wildlife resources from which many draw a livelihood and others enjoy recreational opportunities.