As Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana, one police chief reported Sunday afternoon that his station was being battered by the storm.
“We’re nonetheless in the course of this factor,” the police chief in Grand Isle, Louisiana, Scooter Resweber, informed the Donaldsonville Chief.
“We’re shedding the roof to the police station, the decrease flooring and the entire police automobiles are flooded,” he added.
Different legislation enforcement officers and first responders within the state mentioned Sunday that they have been being strained by the hurricane.
Officers with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Workplace and the Terrebone Parrish Workplace of Homeland Safety warned they must droop emergency companies through the storm.
The workplace in Terrebone Parrish mentioned that “because of the growing intensification of hurricane winds,” 9 native fireplace departments and an ambulance service must halt their operations.
“All these first responder businesses will resume service when it’s protected to take action,” the workplace mentioned on Fb.
It additionally mentioned that as a consequence of “dangerously excessive winds,” EMS is now not working within the parish.
“Please stay indoors and away from home windows. Keep protected Terrebonne!” the workplace mentioned.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned Sunday afternoon that “circumstances are quickly deteriorating” within the space.
“When you’ve got an emergency, name 911, and emergency companies will try to reply when it is protected. In any other case, we’ll see you on the opposite facet of this storm,” the workplace mentioned on Fb.
Police in Gretna have been additionally taking their officers off the highway on Sunday, in keeping with Ramon Antonio Vargas, a author with The Occasions-Picayune, who tweeted the information.
Police within the metropolis of Gretna pulling officers off the highway till additional discover, in one other signal of deteriorating circumstances.
— Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) August 29, 2021
Some native officers introduced curfews Sunday. Sharon Weston Broome, the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, applied a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish between daybreak Sunday and nightfall on Monday.
Acadia, Lafayette, Iberia and St. Martin parishes even have curfews Sunday, The Acadiana Advocate reported.
Throughout a press convention on Sunday, New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson mentioned his division will “not allow” and “not permit” any looting because the storm bears down.
“We will probably be on the market to implement that,” Ferguson mentioned.
“In order I’m asking and begging and pleading with you, please hunker down now, as we must hunker down in some unspecified time in the future in time ourselves, once we won’t be able to reply. However as quickly as we’re ready to take action, as circumstances enhance, we can accomplish that.”
On Saturday, Louisiana officers introduced they’d evacuated 1,400 inmates from jails in Orleans and Plaquemines parishes to state prisons, in preparation for the hurricane, WDSU reported.
Police in Grand Isle, Louisiana couldn’t be instantly reached by Newsweek on Sunday.
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