Just a little more information for you on what to expect with the storm that is approaching our area. As before please remember that Sand and Sandbags are at the Parish Barn sites for all of our residents. Please also remember to be safe, If you encounter flooding on a roadway, Do Not go through it as you do no know what condition that roadway may be in. Also the fact that it only takes approximately 4 inches of flowing water to float a vehicle. Please report any dangers you may encounter to the Sheriff's Office or 911. Thanks and Please be SAFE, God Bless.
"As of 10 am, Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 mph. Landfall projections still show a Texas-Louisiana state line location, sometime after midnight tonight, as a weak tropical storm.We are still expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain, with the possibility of 10 inches if a slow moving rain band moves across your area. Wind-wise, tropical storm force wind gusts will start this morning in south central Louisiana, and move into southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas this afternoon. Central Louisiana and east Texas will see the stronger winds more likely tonight. The entire region should see winds subsiding by midday on Thursday. Due to the wind gusts, expect to see scattered power outages and a few trees fall down. There is a small tornado threat for southwest, central, and south central Louisiana today and during the day on Thursday as well."
Here is a report from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La.
"Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall in southeast Texas Thursday morning, but we are expecting heavy rain and flooding impacts across much of our forecast area. Three to five inches of rain is expected between now and Thursday, with locally higher amounts of ten inches possible in a stronger rain band. Street flooding will be a problem in these rain bands, and water could get into some homes and businesses. This flooding will be made worse due to the above normal tides, causing rain water to be ineffective in normal draining conditions.Winds will be gusting over tropical storm force (39 mph) starting Wednesday morning in south central Louisiana, and expanding west into southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas Wednesday afternoon. They will decrease as the storm weakens by midday Thursday after it makes landfall. Tornadoes could be a threat on Wednesday along and south of the I-10 corridor of southwest and south central Louisiana. On Thursday, the entire region could see an isolated tornado in a rain band." We are currently making preparations for the storm conditions. Sandbags and sand will be available at all the parish barns, confirmed by the Homeland Security Director. We will continue to monitor the weather and keep you informed of any road conditions or possible dangers to the public. Please stay safe and get prepared as the Hurricane season starts.
Just a little note to let you know that ALL ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS will be OPEN tomorrow. Please take care as some areas are still experiencing water on some roadways, so please be careful. All buses will be running on tomorrow, please take care as they pick up the children on their respective routes. Please take care and God bless.
Due to the adverse conditions caused by the flooding, ALL ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS will be closed on Thursday 05/04/2017. Some roadways may be impassable and the School Board made the decision not to jeopardize anyone or their children for this reason. Please take care and be safe if you must leave your homes for any reason. Water is over some roadways and can be dangerous. Please be safe and God bless.
Due to the severe weather we are now enduring, here are a list of road hazards (roadways with hazardous water areas). Please check back periodically for updates. Please remember DO NOT drive through high water, it only takes 4 to 6 inches of water to float a vehicle and cause it to leave the roadway. Please be careful.
ROADS WITH WATER ON THEM:
BEL FIRE TOWER ROAD
BURNETT TOWN ROAD
SAND PIT ROAD
RADIO TOWER ROAD
MARTIN TRAM ROAD
GREEN OAK ROAD
BOTLEY CEMETERY ROAD
M FRUGE ROAD
ELOI ORTEGO ROAD
CHARLIE KUNTZ ROAD
OLD FERRY ROAD
SHERMAN HOUSTON ROAD
OLD PUMP ROAD
CLYDE CHACHERE ROAD
BLUE BUSH ROAD
SAM CLOUD ROAD
HWY 165 NORTH BOUND @ VANPLY ROAD
CC BELL ROAD
LAUDERDALE ROAD SOUTH OF CLYDE CACHERE
CLARENCE BULLER ROAD TO HWY 26
WILLIS COURVILLE ROAD
RAY SHUFF ROAD
STRANGERS TREE ROAD
WARD LINE ROAD
HICKORY FLAT ROAD
BUCK BOWLES ROAD
NEVILLE VIZENA ROAD
DOUGLAS SONNIER ROAD
TEN MILE ROAD
HWY 112 @ PINEY PARK
BUDDY DOYLE ROAD
TOM JEFF ROAD
CHESTER WEST ROAD
It is with a heavy heart that we again must say good bye to one of our deputies. Mr. Bobby Gordon, who served us faithfully for many years has passed away. He was a great man and mentor to all of us. Please remember his family as they face the days ahead.
Bobby R. Gordon
January 07, 1950 - April 23, 2017
Memorial services for Mr. Bobby Reuel Gordon will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale with Reverends Russell Kirkland and Jerry Odom officiating.
Mr. Gordon, 67, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 23, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Bobby, who was the first elected Oakdale Chief of Police, was passionate about his community and its people, so much, that at the age of sixteen, while on vacation, he jumped into the water and saved the lives of three people. He served as a law enforcement officer for over thirty five years and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhodolph and Mabel Young Gordon; his brother, Rudolph “Boots” Gordon and his sister Patsy Ruth Gordon.
Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of forty four years, Loree Holladay Gordon, of Oakdale; three children, Cory and his wife, Andrea McClung Gordon, of Oakdale, Kerry and her husband, Cliff Brumback, of Westlake and Casey and his fiance’ Tamara Monceaux, of Oakdale and seven grandchildren, Cade and Haidee Gordon, of Benton, Breanna Beniot, of Westlake, Tyler Brumback, of Lake Charles, Alex and his wife, Erika, of Lake Charles, Trevor Thompson, of Franklin and Brooklyn Gordon, of Fairview.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, LA Baptist Children’s Home, Dry Creek Baptist Camp or Special Olympics Teen Challenge.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Gordon family by visiting www.rushfh.com
With your assistance and the training of our deputies, the subject who was armed and roaming in the Dunnehoo Road area, has been apprehended without incident. Thank you for your patience and your assistance in this matter. God Bless and have a great day.
This is to advise you that at this moment, our deputies are dealing with a situation in the Reeves area. There is a subject in the area of Dunnehoo Road in Reeves, who has dementia and has armed himself. The subject has left his residence and is walking in the area.
PLEASE close and lock your doors in the area of Dunnehoo Road and if you see someone walking PLEASE CALL Allen Parish Sheriff's Office or 911 and report this. PLEASE DO NOT approach this subject as he could be dangerous. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this matter, but we would appreciate any information you may be able to offer. PLEASE BE SAFE!!
On April 2, 2017, the Allen Parish narcotics task force received a complaint of possible illegal narcotics sales by Adam E. Thomson of Oberlin La.
Agents then conducted surveillance over the course of several days and observed what appeared to be hand to hand transactions at Thompson's residence located 713 8th Street in Oberlin, Louisiana.
On April 10, 2017, narcotics agents executed a search warrant upon the residence and found Thompson in possession of approximately 14 ounces of marijuana, a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun and drug paraphernalia.
The seized marijuana has a street value of approximately $1,500.00
Adam E. Thompson, black male with a dob of 4-14-91 was charged with one count of distribution of marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. One count of illegal carrying of a weapon.
Thompson remains in the Allen Parish Jail with his bond to be set.