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ACTIVE SHOOTER- UPDATE

Friends,

     We are currently involved in a situation on the south side of the casino, where a young white male is shooting a weapon. Please help us keep you safe, go into your homes, lock the doors and remain inside. Officers with Coushatta and the Allen Parish Sheriff's office are actively searching for the subject, who is described as a young white male subject wearing a blue/greenish shirt last seen running into the woods near the casino. If you live south of the casino, in the Green Oaks area, please keep your doors locked until we have apprehended the subject. If you have seen the subject, Please call 911 and give a location. DO NOT approach the subject as he is considered armed and dangerous. Thank You for your assistance in this matter, BE SAFE and GOD BLESS!!!

UPDATE

    The shooter has been apprehended near the casino, at the cabins. The shooter is a white male juvenile subject that was shooting an air rifle at people and we believe that the situation is now clear. Please return to your normal activities and Thank You for your help, Be Safe and GOD Bless!!

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HEAVY RAIN & FLOODING

Friends,

    Here we go again, just a little rain has turned into a lot. We will update you on roads with water over them.

 

OAKDALE AREA: 

HWY 165 NB @ Boise Cascade
Tyler Road
Blue Bush Road
Norris Road
Ward Road
N 7th St Ext

 

ELIZABETH AREA:

HWY 10 
HWY 112 @ Piney Park

 

MITTIE AREA: 

HWY 377 @ Quiska Chitto River
HWY 26 West of Dave Smith Road

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STORM RECOVERY

Friends, 

    As we recover from the Storm which has caused damage to our fair parish, We are now tasked with clean up and repairs. So as to help our people, I have requested 2 Public Damage Assessment/ Individual Assessment teams from GOHSEP. These teams will be deployed to the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and then out to the damage areas. They will assist in evaluating the damage to your residence or property for the emergency declaration made by the State of Louisiana. Once we have the information on the teams, We will publish a contact point and phone number to get these teams to your area.

    In the meantime, If you call or text 211 on your phone , the service will give you information on where to report your damage to until we can get the assessment teams in place. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

 
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SANDBAG LOCATIONS

FRIENDS, 

If you are prone to flooding, please make plans to get your sand bags early. The Parish has open sand bagging stations available to the public at the following locations:

Ward 1 Parish Barn
1217 Cottongin Rd.
Oberlin, LA 70655

TOWN OF OBERLIN BARN
207 W 5th Avenue
Oberlin, La. 70655

Ward 2 Parish Barn
203 S. 10th Street
Kinder, LA 70648

Ward 2 Solid Waste Site
Corner of Kinder Cemetery Rd and Old Pump Road

Ward 3 Parish Barn
108 S. Lyles Street
Reeves, LA 70658

Ward 4 Parish Barn
110 Carol Hill Rd.
Elizabeth, LA 70638

Ward 5 Parish Barn
518 Hwy 1152
Oakdale, LA 71463

The sand bag locations will be open from:
6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11th 
6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 12th 
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13th (Ward 2 Barn Location Closed, Ward 2 Solid Waste Site Open)
All Sites Closed Sunday, July 14th 
6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 18th.

Please prepare for any situation you may encounter, We will be preparing for all possible scenarios that may occur. Please Be Safe and GOD Bless.

FLOODING

Friends,

   As always with weather there will be the inevitable flooding. As we progress through the situation that is before us, let it be known we do have sandbags and sand in place for you to get for protecting your property. The information is on a previous post from Monday. We will be posting the roads that have flood waters over them, so as you may avoid them. Remember that it only takes about a foot of water to float a vehicle, so Turn around. Also remember driving through high water may cause water to go into a residence or a business, so please stay out of the high water if possible.

Oakdale Area:

Norris Road between Bluebush Rd and Ward Rd
Bluebush Road
River Dam Road
Cypress Creek Rd
Callahan Road
Pine Lane
Jones Lane
Creel Lane
NEW Street
7th Street Extension
Mowad Drive
Terry Lane
Mockingbird Lane
Lisa Lane
W. Beck Avenue
E 7th Avenue
N 13th Street

Oberlin Area:

Hickory Flat Road
Neville Vizena Road
Cole Road
Ponderosa Road
GARCILLE RD
MUSSELWHITE RD
CANTON RD
DUPLECHIAN RD
WARD LINE RD
GUIDRY RD

 

KINDER AREA:

Powell Rd- Closed by Police Jury
Parish Line Road
Old Ferry Road
Clyde Chachere Rd @ Rice Dryers
Willis Courville Rd- Closed by Police Jury

 

REEVES AREA:

Martin Tram @ Barnes Creek

 

MITTIE AREA:

Ten Mile Road on the North end
Dave Smith Road
Simmons Road
N. Carpenters Bridge @ Simmons Road
Burgess Road
Mahaffey Road

 

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CURFEW

FRIENDS,

    As we go through this storm together, let me assure you that we are monitoring things as they develop. I would also like to let you know that there is NO CURFEW for the parish as of yet, with the exception of the City of Oakdale. The curfew in Oakdale was enacted by the city government there. As we monitor the growing storm situation, if it becomes necessary and the conditions worsen, then we will meet with the Police Jury and the town government heads and determine if a curfew is necessary. We would ask that you as a member of the Allen Parish Community to please consider staying indoors and staying off the streets and roadways as this storm moves in. This is a safety precaution for you and others, who may have to travel out due to necessity. Please Prepare for this storm as it moves in, keeping your family and you safe from harm. Our deputies are still patrolling and will continue to do so.

BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!!

HURRICANE BARRY

FRIENDS,

    As this storm approaches, We would like to keep you informed as much as possible, Please see the slides below from the National Weather Service @ Lake Charles.

Tropical Storm Barry is nearly a category one hurricane with winds of 70 mph. Life threatening rainfall of 10 to 1 5 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and St. Martin Parishes. People could be trapped in homes due to the flood waters. Storm surge over 3 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary Parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Delcambre, Henry, Cypremort
Point, and Burns Point. Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across southwest, south central,
and central Louisiana . Isolated power outages and damages will be possible in southeast Texas. Isolated tornadoes are possible along the path of this storm in south central and central Louisiana.

 

Please prepare for any situation that may occur, BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

 

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DRIVING CONDITIONS

With the threat of severe weather and heavy rainfall that may impact areas of the parish, the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office and surrounding police agencies reminds motorists to take extra precautions should traveling be necessary. 

During unfavorable weather conditions, motorists should adhere to the following safety tips:

Do not drive unless you must. Avoid driving into standing or running water. Avoid driving while distracted. Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet. Always allow for extra driving time. Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. Have your headlights on when using windshield wipers Never drive through areas with downed power lines or utility poles.

Another Bit of Information

 
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STORM PREPARATION

FRIENDS, 

If you are prone to flooding, please make plans to get your sand bags early. The Parish has open sand bagging stations available to the public at the following locations:

Ward 1 Parish Barn
1217 Cottongin Rd.
Oberlin, LA 70655

Ward 2 Parish Barn
203 S. 10th Street
Kinder, LA 70648

Ward 2 Solid Waste Site
Corner of Kinder Cemetery Rd and Old Pump Road

Ward 3 Parish Barn
108 S. Lyles Street
Reeves, LA 70658

Ward 4 Parish Barn
110 Carol Hill Rd.
Elizabeth, LA 70638

Ward 5 Parish Barn
518 Hwy 1152
Oakdale, LA 71463

The sand bag locations will be open from:
6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11th 
6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 12th 
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13th (Ward 2 Barn Location Closed, Ward 2 Solid Waste Site Open)
All Sites Closed Sunday, July 14th 
6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 18th.

Please prepare for any situation you may encounter, We will be preparing for all possible scenarios that may occur. Please Be Safe and GOD Bless.

ROAD FLOODING

Friends, 

     With the torrential downpours we are experiencing, also comes the inevitable road flooding hazards. Please be advised that we are receiving reports of the following roads having water over them:

KINDER AREA-

Clyde Chachere Road East of M. Fruge Rd. -
            CLOSED by Police Jury til further notice
Lauderdale Road @ Bailey Crescent Loop
Parish Line Rd west of Hwy 165

OAKDALE/ ELIZABETH AREA:

Sam Cloud Road
HWY 165 @ Frank Byrd Rd
Tom Jeff Rd
Palestine Rd

MITTIE/ GRANT AREA:

Mahaffey Rd
Trammel Rd
N. Carpenters Bridge Rd
Simmons Rd
Gravel Pit Rd
Ten Mile Rd
Burgess Rd

REEVES AREA:

Burnett Town Rd
Perkins Lane
Bel Fire Tower Road near HWY 190
Materne Rd
Cow Trail Rd

 

Please be careful, remember it only takes 4 to 5 inches of water to float a vehicle. So turn around, Don't drown. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS!!

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