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David A. Naquin, Director Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 135
 


David Hanagriff, Parish President
Courthouse Bldg, Rm 500
500 Main Street
Franklin, LA. 70538
337-828-4100 - Ext 500
Welcome to St. Mary Parish OHSEP
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Flood Warning continues for
The Atchafalaya River At Morgan City.
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.

ST MARY PARISH IS CURRENTLY UNDER GOVERNOR'S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
LIMIT MOVEMENT OUTSIDE YOUR HOME TO ONLY ESSENTIAL NEEDS.
SEE COMPLETE ORDER ON OUR FRONT PAGE...

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 The Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health (OPH) has identified
a case of active tuberculosis (TB) at Franklin High School

The Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health has identified a case of
tuberculosis in a person connected to Franklin High School.

Although the overall risk to students and staff in the high school is not believed to be
high, Office of Public Health officials are identifying persons who may have been in
closest contact with the case to ensure that they are fully evaluated, tested, treated
appropriately or offered preventive treatment if needed.

Only those students, teachers and staff that are identified as being at an increased
risk of exposure need to be tested for TB infection at this time. The Office of Public
Health will send out letters in the very near future and make calls to staff and parents
of students who were closest to the case. All other students and staff who do not
receive letters can and should rest assured that they are not among the closest contacts
and they have been determined to be at minimal risk of exposure.

While the Office of Public Health is being aggressive and proactive in identifying and
contacting those that may be at risk, we ask that any individual should contact their
physician if they believe that they may be ill from TB. Symptoms of TB can include a
cough of longer than three weeks, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, chills, fever
and coughing up blood.

TB is an infectious bacterial disease that is spread only through the air from one person
to another. TB cannot be spread through food or drink, through clothing, or through skin
contact, such as shaking hands or hugging. Also, unlike COVID-19, TB is not spread via
surface contamination.

The only way to contract the disease is to be extremely close to an infected person when
they cough, sneeze, sing, or talk, and you breathe in the bacteria.

Tuberculosis disease is preventable with antibiotics, and completely curable. Persons with TB
disease will become non-infectious within a few days to weeks of effective treatment and will
be able to return to normal activities without risk to others while completing treatment.

The Office of Public Health will continue to work closely with St. Mary Public Schools and local
health care providers to ensure that all necessary and appropriate precautions are being taken
for the safety of students and staff at Franklin High School.

"For a list of frequently asked questions regarding tuberculosis, please go to the CDC website or
the Louisiana's Office of Public Health (OPH) TB website Any additional Questions or concerns
may be directed to the OPH Region 3 TB Control Program or
Regional Office at (985) 447-0916 Ext. 348





COVID-19 PRESS RELEASE:

4/4/2020
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4/3/2020
South Central Planning and Development Commission, in an effort to curb the economic effect of federal and state COVID 19 guidelines and closures, is offering small business bridge loans to businesses in the Region. Funding is limited, and we are focusing our efforts on businesses forced to close due to guidelines, current borrowers, and regional referrals.

The application will be available online on Thursday, April 2nd. We ask that you take the time between now and then to gather your paperwork and prepare to upload it as soon as the application becomes available online. A completed application must include the following (to be uploaded with the application):

1. Online application (available Thursday, April 2nd)
2. Most recent 3 years business taxes
3. YTD P&L (and 2019 if you haven't filed taxes yet)
4. Proof of ownership structure
5. For each owner 20% or more:

i. Most recent 3 years personal taxes
ii. Credit authorization (form attached)
iii. Individual profile form (form attached)
iv. Personal financial statement (form attached if needed)
v. Copy of government ID

We are working to assist our Regional small businesses as we lead
up to greater recovery efforts as the COVID 19 disaster progresses.
Offering this bridge loan is a small step in what will hopefully become
a large-scale response as we anticipate working with our State
and Federal partners to participate in future comprehensive recovery
funding related to small business loans. Please note that we are using
our existing loan funds (which are somewhat limited) to offer these
loans, and we do not have the financial backing of the Federal Government.
These loans are not associated with SBA and are NOT forgivable, and
we are unsure as to how this may trigger duplication of benefits related
to SBA loans. They are meant to be a "bridge" to get you to the next phase
of funding.

The following ELIGIBILITY items must be met:

1. In business 3 years evidenced by tax filings
2. No more than 30 employees
3. 600 minimum credit score
4. $25,000 average annual gross revenue over the last 3 years
5. Occupational license (or equivalent)
6. Completed application and supporting documentation (listed above)
7. Other analysis and underwriting to take place internally











Reposting from St. Mary Parish School Board's Website..   www.stmaryk12.net

Meals-to-You Replaces Grab-and-Go
Posted by District on 3/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

St. Mary Parish Schools endeavors to provide food and nutrition to our students
even during this time of emergency school closure. As such, the school system
is announcing a new program that will deliver meals to the doorstep for free.
This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between St. Mary
Parish Schools, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University.

For a family to participate, at least one child in the household must:

attend a CEP School:
Aucoin Elementary
B. Edward Boudreaux Middle
Bayou Vista Elementary
Berwick Elementary
Centerville High
Foster Elementary
Franklin Senior High
Franklin Junior High
Hattie Watts Elementary
LaGrange Elementary
Maitland Elementary
Morgan City High
Morgan City Junior High
Norman Elementary
Patterson High
Patterson Junior High
Raintree Elementary
West St. Mary High
Wyandotte Elementary
OR be designated as free or reduced-priced meals eligible at non-CEP schools
Berwick High
Berwick Junior High

When parents or guardians sign-up for Meals-to-You, every other week they will
receive a Meals-to-You box delivered to their home for each child ages 1-18.
Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers, All foods items
are shelf stable and packaged securely. Contents do not have to be refrigerated
immediately, and a friend or neighbor can retrieve the packages for you if you
are not home at delivery time.

With Meals-to-You, kid-friendly meals are delivered—for FREE—directly to the
family, avoiding extra trips to the grocery store, extra money spent on food,
and extra time planning meals that kids will like. This benefit will NOT affect
any existing benefits.

All parents/ guardians will need to complete an online application form and submit
it by Monday, March 30th. Access to the online form is available at the following link:
https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.


Meal boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so parents/guardians should
sign up online as quickly as possible.



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The Governor announced on Monday, March 30, 2020 he is
extending the State's Stay At Home Order until at least April 30,
in line with similar guidance from the White House. The Governor
said this also goes for the other mitigation measures he had
put in place, including school closures and restrictions
on businesses, and hinted it could go on for longer unless
the state makes headway "flattening the curve," or slowing
the spread of coronavirus to avoid overwhelming health systems.
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MESSAGE FROM ST MARY LEVEE DISTRICT:

Subject: Excavations


We are currently in flood fight phase 1 and soon to be in phase 2.
This is a reminder that any excavation within 1500' of a levee or
floodwall has to have a permit. You must notify the levee district
of these excavations before you do them. We can work through
getting an emergency permit, but there must be notification.
This is a typical requirement but is enforced to a greater extent
when the Carrollton gauge is above 11' and Atchafalaya is above 6'.

Also, if you see any excavations within this zone, please notify us
of that as well. We will promptly investigate the situation and
figure out a solution.

Any current excavations within the 1500' zone must be promptly
backfilled and contact our office so we can work through the issues.

Thank you!

Michael Brocato Jr.
Operations Manager
St. Mary Levee District

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The United States Army Corp of Engineers is on site at the slide on West Atchafalaya
Basin Levee. They are installing protective measures over the slide area until the water
goes down and they are able to make a permanent repair. This location will be closely
monitored throughout the high-water period and poses no threat to the community.
If you have any questions please call the office at 985.380.5500.

Just a reminder to the public that riding on any levee slope crown or base is a crime and
when caught you will be charged with trespassing to the maximum extent of the law.
The green area represents the only area that motor vehicles are allowed. The areas in
between the red lines are off limits to any type of motorized vehicle. You are allowed
to walk, ride a bicycle or run. Absolutely no vehicles are allowed. We are also asking
the public to stay away from the slide area completely. It is not safe to be walking
around the site. If you are caught on foot near the slide location, you will be charged
with trespassing. This is for your own safety. If you have further questions please call
the office at 985.380.5500. Thank you!

 
HIGH WATER ADVISORY:

St. Mary Parish OHSEP along with other agencies are currently monitoring
water levels along the Atchafalaya River.

Camp and property owners in flood prone areas need to take action now to
protect and secure property. As the water rises and the current strengthens,
it makes traveling in high water areas more and more dangerous. Don't risk
your life or potentially the lives of others by waiting until the last minute. Also,
remember that anything floating needs to be tied off properly."

Travel is prohibited on all levee roads, crowns, slopes, and bases. Those
trespassing by riding or crossing on levees in areas not designated for public
use are subject to criminal penalties. Any vehicles parked in those areas will
be towed. The St. Mary Levee District will work to protect the integrity of the
levee system.

Because of the higher level of the Atchafalaya River and surrounding waterways,
there is the potential for property damage to occur from wakes caused by boats.
Boaters in areas of high water should slow down. Be mindful of your wake and
the potential damage you could cause.



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A Message from the
St. Mary Parish Office
of Homeland Security and
Emergency Preparedness:


Although St Mary Parish has been declared a Major
Disaster area, we have been informed that after
the State and Federal officials completed individual
assessments of the damaged properties, St. Mary
Parish fell short of the criteria used for Federal
Individual Assistance.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (S.B.A)
will be offering low interest disaster loans to those
impacted by Hurricane Barry.


Disaster #:
LA-00093
Effective Date:
7/10/2019
Incident Period:
7/10/2019 through 7/15/2019
Incident:
Hurricane Barry
States Affected:
Louisiana
Counties Eligible:
Primary Counties:
Louisiana
Allen, Avoyelles, Saint Mary
Contiguous Counties:
Louisiana
Assumption, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline,
Iberia, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides,
Saint Landry, Saint Martin, Terrebonne, Vernon, West Feliciana



APPLY AT: www.sba.gov
Call: 1-800-659-2955




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PUBLIC NOTICE:
St. Mary Parish Government has debris removal crews working along
the roads and streets in the unincorporated areas of the Parish. It is
anticipated that they will make at least two passes along the roads
and streets during the next few weeks in order get all of the debris
from Hurricane Barry removed. Please place the hurricane debris
along the shoulder of the road/street. St. Mary Parish thanks you
for your patience and cooperation in this endeavor. Citizens from
across the parish may also bring their own debris to the West End
Pick-Up Station in Franklin and to the Harold J. 'Baba' Landry
Landfill in Berwick. Regular operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to
4:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday; however, for the next couple of weeks
these facilities will be open extended hours daily until 7:00 p.m.
. You may call the Pick-Up station to confirm its hours at
337-828-4100, ext. 114 and the Landfill at 985-385-4531.
If you live within the corporate limits of Morgan City, Berwick,
Patterson, Franklin or Baldwin, please contact the respective
city hall for information concerning debris removal within
the municipalities.


NOTIFICATION FROM AMERICAN REDCROSS  7/19/19:

The Disaster Assessment teams are in your parish today.
Here is some information that may be helpful:
• As our teams survey the affected areas, this data is being
transmitted to our DA team at HQ, located in Baton Rouge.
We should have information for you regarding numbers/percentage
complete/etc. beginning tomorrow.
• This real time data is used to determine the number of "strike teams"
assigned to St. Mary Parish. These "strike teams" are multi-disciplinary
teams that include members skilled in Casework, Health Services/Mental
Health Services, and Supply Distribution.
• Strike Teams focus will first focus on the destroyed homes and
those with Major Damage. These teams will be able to distribute
emergency supplies, provide critical financial assistance as indicated
and connect families with local resources.
• Should persons call your office in need of help due to the storm,
please ask them to call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)





 
 

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PLEASE NOTE ST MARY IS CONSIDERED SOUTH CENTRAL..
WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS  EXPECTED :

PLEASE TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS, SUCH AS: GARBAGE
CANS, PATIO FURNITURE, PLANTS, ETC. MINOR
FLOODING MAY OCCUR ALONG THE COAST CYPREMORT
POINT AND BURNS POINT AREA WITH STRONG SOUTH
WINDS AND HIGH TIDE...

DURING HEAVY RAINS, PLEASE BE MINDFUL
IF A STREET IS FLOO
DED DO NOT GO THROUGH BARRICADES
TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN
ALSO WAKES MAY PUSH WATER INTO HOMES











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Severe Storms Awareness Week: Tornadoes
Watch vs Warning- Do you know the difference?
A tornado WATCH means BE PREPARED.
A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION.
If there is a tornado watch pay extra close
attention to the weather and be ready to act,
because tornadoes are possible. If there is a
tornado warning, find shelter immediately,
and move to an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building, because a tornado
is occurring or will shortly. Avoid windows
and cover your head to protect yourself from
flying debris.Take Action! Acting early
helps to save lives!
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado/ww.shtml
#SpringSafety

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at Morgan City






ST MARY PARISH HURRICANE GUIDES ARE LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE ST MARY PARISH
COURTHOUSE BUILDING LOBBY OR ROOM 105 OR 107, 1ST FLOOR. 

YOU MAY ALSO DOWNLOAD LA GOHSEP HURRICANE GUIDE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://gohsep.la.gov/evacinfo/Emergency_Guide_v46b_7-1_4p.pdf



FOR ROAD CLOSURES PLEASE GOTO THE LINK BELOW:

https://lb.511la.org/lalb/



On October 10, 2013: Flood stages at four forecast points along the Atchafalaya River will be changed to better reflect flood impacts along the reaches of the river served by these forecast points.

The National Weather Service will change the river flood criteria at four locations along the Atchafalaya River to better reflect the flood impacts at the following locations: Butte La Rose, Melville, Krotz Springs, and Morgan City.

Morgan City

 New CriteriaCurrent Criteria
Action Stage

4 Feet

4 Feet

Flood Stage

6 Feet

4 Feet

Moderate Flood Stage

7 Feet

7 Feet

Major Flood Stage

12 Feet

12 Feet


These changes in the flood criteria will allow emergency managers in Avoyelles, St. Mary,St. Martin, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes to better serve the communities that would
be impacted by flooding. These flood criteria reflect input from the leaders of these parishes,
along with first responders, and citizens.

Important: These changes will not affect flood insurance maps or flood insurance rates for these locations. This will only affect the watch and warning criteria at this locations .




Have you developed your disaster plan? Start today. You never know when the unexpected will happen. Be prepared; develop your emergency kit!

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Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness






Go to this link for St Mary Parish School updates:




https://www.stmaryk12.net




The ALERT FM app is now available for iPhone and Android devices.
Below are the links that go directly to the ALERT FM app.

iOS: https://imap.tv/2k
Android: goo.gl/qwQyU




 
Current Radar


CURRENT RADAR FROM THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES


 
Weekly Weather Update
WEEKLY WEATHER UPDATE FROM
US NWS LAKE CHARLES
4/2/2020
:

Rain chances will run above normal through this weekend
into next week.
Some places could see 1 to 3 inches of rain. The severe
weather threat is very low.

Temperatures will be above normal for the next 7 days.

Tides will run above normal through next week.

Roger

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA

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Get Tech Ready

According to The American Red Cross, the internet - including online news sites and social media platforms - is the third most popular way for Americans to gather emergency information and let their loved ones know they are safe.
 
Through the use of everyday technology, individuals, families, responders and organizations can successfully prepare for, adapt to and recover from disruptions brought on by emergencies and/or disasters. With effective planning, it is possible to take advantage of technology before, during and after a crisis to communicate with loved ones and manage your financial affairs.

FEMA Text Messages

Use your cell phone’s text messaging capability to receive text message updates from FEMA (standard message and data rates apply).
Here are basic commands to get started:
  • To signup to receive monthly preparedness tips: text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA)
  • To unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362 (4FEMA)

 
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
St . Mary Parish's
Emergency Notification
System

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/EE6068DD11C4


Link to register your cell phones and email ONLY!!
PLEASE NOTE:  HOME AND OFFICE

LANDLINE PHONES ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR
CODE RED ALERT SYSTEM!!!


 

 
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