St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish Government

St Charles Parish officials hope to gain more control over their local wetlands by adopting their own coastal plan.

Crews will pick up Christmas trees at curbside in St. Charles Parish through Jan. 19. Parish officials say all decorations must be removed and flocked trees will not be picked up.

Collected trees will be used in coastal restoration efforts in the Bayou Gauche area.

The St. Charles Sheriff's Office says a man has been killed in a shooting at an apartment in Norco.

A news release from the department says 21-year-old Jay Bertucci died from a gunshot to the chest. Detectives say Bertucci was home with two other people when he answered a knock at the door.

A man at the door allegedly pointed a gun at Bertucci and shot him in the chest when Bertucci grabbed the gun.

Authorities are looking for three suspects who fled the scene on foot.

St. Charles Parish public schools will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, the parish announced today in a news release posted on its Facebook page.

All schools will remain closed during this time, and all athletic events, including those this weekend, are canceled.

St. Charles Parish evacuation underway

Aug 27, 2012

The St. Charles Parish President has called for a mandatory evacuation effective at 6 p.m. Sunday for all residents in St. Charles Parish due to Tropical Storm Isaac. 

What does this mean?
It means that conditions from Hurricane Isaac will be such that widespread damage and flooding are possible. It also means that vital services such as food stores, fuel and medical services may be unavailable for an indefinite period. Accordingly, residents are strongly advised to seek shelter outside of St. Charles Parish. 

St. Charles Parish remains under a mandatory evacuation due to the potential for dangerous storm surge, winds and flooding rainfall from Isaac. Current forecasts have the storm making landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Through the duration of the storm the parish expects the potential for widespread power outages for an extended duration, as well as a loss of emergency and parish services. This also includes the potential loss of all sewer and water services.

Hwy. 90 to close in St. Charles Parish

Aug 27, 2012

Hwy. 90 will be blocked in both directions at the Davis Diversion in St. Charles Parish at 6:00 p.m. this evening (Aug. 27), the parish said in a press release earlier this afternoon.

There will be no through traffic in either direction on Hwy. 90 after that time.

St. Charles Parish announces mandatory evacuation

Aug 26, 2012

The St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center has called a mandatory evacuation for both East and West Bank residents as of 6 p.m. Aug. 26 due to the threat of dangerous storm surge and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac. (For a list of recommended evacuation routes, visit

St. Charles Parish has declared a state of emergency due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. signed the order at 10:15 a.m., according to a press release from the parish, in advance of expected 105 mph winds, higher gusts, and storm surges between six and eight feet beginning Monday night and into Tuesday.

An increase in home burglaries in St. Charles Parish has deputies making a simple warning to residents: Lock your doors.

WWL-TV reports that five burglaries have been reported in the parish in the last few days, most recently in St. Rose and Luling. The burglaries have usually happened in the middle of the day.

Residents of each home had left their back door unlocked.