Dusk to dawn curfew ordered in Jefferson Parish

Aug 29, 2012

With Tropical Storm Isaac still over much of southeast Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has ordered a dusk to dawn curfew for all Jefferson Parish residents. Authorities previously had not implemented a curfew because of the earlier forecasts for the storm.

Normand said Wednesday that deputies patrolling the streets over the past 24 hours have encountered curious pedestrians and motorists out joyriding through flooded roadways.

Residents of unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Kenner, Gretna, Westwego, Lafitte and Harahan are covered by the curfew.

Normand said everyone should remain inside during the daytime for their own safety.