State of Emergency declared in Livingston Parish

State of Emergency declared in Livingston Parish
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

LIVINGSTON—Livingston Parish officials have declared a state of emergency in preparation for additional rains this weekend after the parish’s waterways were inundated with water over the past week.

Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks signed the declaration of emergency this morning, citing the expectation of severe thunderstorms and possible flooding on Saturday.

In addition, parish officials have moved Trick-or-Treating from Saturday back to Friday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. to keep children safe during the anticipated heavy rains.

Residents along Livingston’s swollen creeks and rivers continue to experience flood waters today. Some properties took on several inches of water and swamp muck after remnants of Hurricane Patricia pushed through the area last weekend. Three additional days of scattered showers this week have made clean up efforts difficult along those waterways and throughout lower Livingston Parish.