Some residents of Plaquemines Parish return home

Aug 31, 2012

Plaquemines Parish officials say residents who live north of the Phillips66 Refinery near Belle Chasse can return home.

Officials say there are no utilities in the area nor is there a timeline for when they will be on, but the threat of flooding has passed.

The communities of Ironton, Myrtle Grove, Pointe Celeste, and West Point-a-la-Hache are still facing flood waters. These areas are still under evacuation orders.

The east bank of the parish is still under an evacuation because of flooding.

There is a boil water advisory in affect for Port Sulphur and East Pointe-la-Hache.