Preparations for an active week of storm possibilities began over the weekend, and our crews and staff have been working diligently to prepare for possible impact from Hurricane Laura.
- Public Works field personnel were transferred to the drainage team and have been continually clearing coulees and ditches in order to prepare our drainage outfalls for potential heavy rains
- On 4pm Sunday, the City went into an emergency-prep state. The Broussard Police Department, City administration, and Broussard Fire Department have been working closely together to coordinate a readiness plan for our city
- There are three sandbag locations for the public:
- Behind Broussard City Hall – 310 E. Main St.
- Deer Meadow Subdivision – corner of Deer Meadow Blvd. and Myette Point St.
- Broadview Dr. – by the Broussard Community Center
- These sandbag stations are self-bagging and are open until the threat of heavy rain has passed. While the sand and sandbags are a free service, residents will need to supply their own shovel
- We encourage all residents to register for SwiftReach notifications athttps://www.cityofbroussard.com/swift911-signup/ for important text, email, and phone alerts
- Waste Management will be suspending services on Thursday and Friday of this week. For those customers who would normally be serviced on these days, Waste Management will resume their services on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Recycling pickup will run as normal on Wednesday
Laura is expected to make landfall between southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday. Everyone should be preparing for direct impact due to the uncertainty of exactlywhere Laura will make landfall.
- In case of an emergency please dial 911
- It is important to remember to stay off the roads during high winds, and do not attempt to drive in high water