12:15 p.m. Update - TS Harvey Upgraded to Hurricane Harvey
Thursday August 24, 2017 12:15 pm - Posted By Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
As of noon today, Tropical Storm Harvey is now Hurricane Harvey with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and the National Hurricane Center's official intensity forecast now calls for Harvey to reach major hurricane strength by 36 hours, before it reaches the middle Texas coast. Next advisory will be issued at 1PM.
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is closely monitoring Hurricane Harvey. All Parish Departments are on stand-by to ensure the safety, health and welfare needs of the citizens and property of Terrebonne Parish.
The Terrebonne Parish Public Works Division has placed sand and sandbags at the following locations:
Adult Softball Complex on Airbase
Knights of Columbus Hall in Pointe-aux-Chenes
Upper Dularge Fire Station
Bayou Black Fire Station
Ward 7 in Chauvin
West Terrebonne East Fire Station
West Terrebonne Central Fire Station
The Terrebonne Parish Public Works Department is offering up to (30) filled sandbags per person at the Public Works Yard (near Shannon Hardware) located at 1860 Grand Caillou, Houma, La. today, August 24th and tomorrow, August 25th from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
The Terrebonne Parish Levee District is monitoring water levels at all floodgates.
All Terrebonne Parish Government Offices remain open.
Residents should continue to stay informed through local news media, the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government website (tpcg.org), and the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security website (tohsep.com), Facebook page (facebook.com/TerrebonneParishOHSEP) and Twitter page (@TOHSEP) to obtain the latest information available.