Monday, October 3

Jeff Davis update

Hurricane Rita updates from Jeff Davis Parish:

Parishwide curfew is 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Curfews have been lifted in Elton, Jennings, Welsh and Lake Arthur.

The water is safe to drink.

No school until today, Oct. 10, with the exception of Bethel Baptist School, which is now open.

The Jennings American Legion Hospital emergency room is now open.

Electrical power is partially restored in Jennings (85 percent), Welsh (90 percent), Lake Arthur (90 percent) and Elton (90 percent). Power is still out in 35 percent of the parish.

Water is receding but some roads are still under water.

FEMA blue tarps are currently out of stock. More have been reordered. FEMA water, food and ice distribution points are located at the old Winn Dixie parking lot in Jennings, the Welsh Airport and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home in Lake Arthur. Other distribution points include Bayou Chene Fire Department; Fenton Fire Department; Elton City Hall; Lacassine Fire Department; Topsy Veterans of Foreign Wars; Woodlawn Fire Department and Silverwood.

The Lake Arthur Police Department has been relocated to the fire station. Their number is 774-3000.

The Lake Arthur City Hall has been relocated to the Our Lady of the Lake Bubba and Lena Mae Oustalet Family Center. It does not have telephone service.

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