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Hurricane Delta: St. Mary Parish damage

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 13:55:05-04

The St. Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness has released an update.

Power outages seem to be the main issue today, with 5,600 Cleco customers, about 30 percent of parish customers in the dark.

"We are now in the recovery side of Hurricane Delta," a post from the OEP states. "We have had some damage to structures, and are still battling water on the road on La 317 (Burns Point), just south of the “hump”, and tree blockage on the road. Cypremort Point got a little less water than expected, but some houses, camps, and boats had damage. Mud on the road (Hwy 319) is in the process of cleaning, and there are still some trees on the road on Hwy 83 near Glencoe and Louisa."

Parish officials have started a preliminary damage assessment to see if the parish will qualify for disaster assistance. This process will continue "for some time," officials say.

The mandatory evacuation for those south of Intracoastal Waterway, including Burns Point and Cypremort Point, has been lifted. Only exceptions are La. 317 "at the hump," which remains closed. Burns Point and Cypremort Point are only open to residents. No sightseers allowed.

Because of the power outages, there will be a curfew from 10 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Sunday in Franklin.