State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee’s first focus upon taking office next week is preventing possible flooding in the area, she said Monday.
St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte, left, speaks Monday during a special meeting to declare a state of emergency due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City Jan. 23. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a stakeholders meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium to discuss the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
St. Mary Levee District officials declared a state of emergency Monday evening due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City on Jan. 23.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for St. Mary Parish.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests:
A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was injured in a Dec. 27 shooting in Ashton has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home, according to the sheriff's office.