Parish Issues Emergency Declaration
Prohibits Boat Traffic on Calcasieu River
The Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in consultation with Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso issued a State of Emergency for areas north of the Interstate Ten Bridge on the Calcasieu River extending to the parish line.
The emergency prohibits all boat traffic on the Calcasieu River to the Parish Line due to high water from recent rains. Extra Sheriff’s Marine Division patrols will be utilized to enforce the ban.
The emergency declaration order has been signed by Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Vice President Guy Brame. It will remain in place until river levels return to normal.
Residents who may need emergency help should call 911.