plaquemines parish http://wwno.org en Plaquemines Parish Issues Eastbank Mandatory Evacuation Order http://wwno.org/post/plaquemines-parish-issues-eastbank-mandatory-evacuation-order <p>Plaquemines Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the eastbank of the parish, and all communities on the westbank with no levee protection. The evacuation order begins at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.</p><p>Additionally, a voluntary evacuation order has been called for the westbank of the parish from Ironton to Venice. The Belle Chasse&nbsp;Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. as a place of shelter, but residents are advised to bring their own provisions with them.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:34:08 +0000 Jason Saul 45330 at http://wwno.org Plaquemines Parish Takes Precautions For Tropical Storm Karen http://wwno.org/post/plaquemines-parish-takes-precautions-tropical-storm-karen <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Authorities in Plaquemines Parish say they are taking early precautions as Tropical Storm Karen moves northward in the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Parish President Billy Nungesser says residents are being asked to clear drainage basins and secure loose lawn items and garbage cans.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:22:46 +0000 The Associated Press 45199 at http://wwno.org In La., Families Still Searching For Storm-Scattered Remains http://wwno.org/post/la-families-still-searching-storm-scattered-remains Lionel Alverez is in the Promised Land Cemetery again, taking inventory. He has been coming to this cemetery in Plaquemines Parish, La., all his life. The graveyard is hemmed in between the Mississippi River and the marsh on a lonely stretch of highway.<p>Promised Land has been the final resting place for the Alverezes for generations. Alverez, 61, points out several graves, one by one. "Albert Alverez. Huey Alverez and Harold Alverez. My brother Allen is near the rear, back there."<p>Lionel's mother, Leola Alverez, wanted to be entombed here as well. Thu, 23 May 2013 20:44:00 +0000 KEITH O'BRIEN 36005 at http://wwno.org Coast Guard: Damaged Wellhead Secured http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-damaged-wellhead-secured <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Coast Guard says a wellhead damaged earlier this week off </span>Plaquemines<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Parish has been secured.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:28:10 +0000 The Associated Press 30361 at http://wwno.org Hearing to Focus on Plaquemines Coastal Plan http://wwno.org/post/hearing-focus-plaquemines-coastal-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A public hearing on coastal management in Plaquemines Parish will be held Feb. 7.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The parish Coastal Zone Management Department said the public will be able to offer comment on coastal management issues.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27000 at http://wwno.org Plaquemines Parish Deputy Accused of Sex Assault http://wwno.org/post/plaquemines-parish-deputy-accused-sex-assault <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in his custody.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26993 at http://wwno.org Belle Chasse Man Booked in Death of Girlfriend http://wwno.org/post/belle-chasse-man-booked-death-girlfriend <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a 54-year-old Belle Chasse man has been booked with second-degree murder after he confessed he fatally stabbed his girlfriend during an argument.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26653 at http://wwno.org Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry Landing Closed as Unsafe http://wwno.org/post/pointe-la-hache-ferry-landing-closed-unsafe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry landing has been closed indefinitely as unsafe. A Plaquemines Parish news release says the Department of Transportation and Development ordered it closed immediately on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26678 at http://wwno.org Plaquemines Wants Your Christmas Tree http://wwno.org/post/plaquemines-wants-your-christmas-tree <p>Plaquemines<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Parish plans to collect Christmas trees after the season to help rebuild wetlands in the coastal parish.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The parish garbage collection company, Solid Waste North and South, will pick them up at curbside after the holidays.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:46:57 +0000 The Associated Press 25214 at http://wwno.org Contractor dies cleaning Plaquemines debris http://wwno.org/post/contractor-dies-cleaning-plaquemines-debris <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A 50-year-old contractor from Mississippi died in Plaquemines Parish after the bulldozer he was working in slipped into a debris covered pond.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:19:50 +0000 The Associated Press 20752 at http://wwno.org