Here is a message from Sheriff Hebert about the New Facility being added to the Allen Parish Public Safety Complex:
We are making preparations for the rising water in each of our communities. As the water rises, it becomes a hazard to vehicles as well as residents in their homes. Please prepare for all contingencies which may occur with the rising water.
I received confirmation from Homeland Security this morning that sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
OAKDALE- Parish Barn @ 518 HWY 1152
OBERLIN- Parish Barn @ 1217 Cottongin Road
KINDER- Parish Barn @ 203 SOUTH 10th Street
Please be ready for whatever may occur in your community. We are in contact with the Fire Districts in your area and they are aware of the rising waters. They are making preparations to assist those citizens that may request help getting out of flooded areas or other assistance. Please call the Sheriff's Office or 911 if you require assistance. Please be safe and God Bless!!
This is to inform you of roadways that have become hazardous to travel upon. The roads are flooding due to the lovely weather we are enduring at this time. If you encounter a roadway that is covered with water and you must travel in that area, Please take an alternate route. Please take no chance with these flood waters as they can be very dangerous, It takes only 18 inches of water to float a vehicle and 6 inches of moving water to sweep a person off their feet. Please be cautious when approaching any place where you see high water on a roadway. Remember Turn Around, Don't Drown. Please be safe and God bless!!
Roadways with water:
ARKADELPHIA ROAD NEAR THE BRIDGE
6 MILE CREEK AREA
PALESTINE ROAD- NEAR GRAVEL PIT ROAD AND 6 MILE CREEK
TEN MILE ROAD- SOUTH OF CASKEY ROAD & AT THE BRIDGE
N. CARPENTERS BRIDGE ROAD
TOM JEFF ROAD
AREA NEAR THE OAKDALE DAM
OLD RIVER MILL ROAD
HARDWOOD MILL ROAD
RIVER DAM ROAD
RIVER ROAD NEAR SHALLOWHOLE ROAD
OLD PUMP ROAD @ BRIDGE
As you know we have had some incidents in our fair parish, which have brought great concern to our communities and residents. As we watch the evening news and see the things that are happening around the world and our country, it is a growing concern as to when these situations will darken our front door. In response to these concerns, We are developing a program to help our citizens to deal with certain situations and to prepare for the response which may be needed.
The Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the surrounding agencies will be preparing to give classes on Active Shooter Preparedness.
Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office, Department of Homeland Security will be introducing into Allen Parish and making available an awareness of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an incident involving an active shooter.
This information session will be presented and available to all interested groups with information on actions to be taken and developing emergency action plans during any such incident.
Program material is being prepared now and will be available within the next couple of weeks.
Contact the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office (337) 639 4353 to set up this presentation.
Presentation will be approximately 1 hour.
Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office
Dept. of Homeland Security: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is necessary for the railroad companies to make certain improvements to our crossings. On WEDNESDAY January 31, 2018 starting at 7 am and ending at 5 pm the crossing at HWY 26 @ US HWY 165 in Oberlin will be closed for necessary maintenance. If this affects your travel, please chose an alternate route. Thank you and GOD Bless!!
DUE TO THE ICY CONDITIONS IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY LA DOTD THAT US 190 BETWEEN US 171 (Ragley) and US 165 (Kinder) IN BEAUREGARD AND ALLEN PARISHES IS CLOSED. PLEASE TAKE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE UNTIL THIS IS DETERMINED SAFE FOR TRAVEL. PLEASE MAINTAIN VIGILANCE AS YOU DRIVE AND BE SAFE. GOD BLESS
US HWY 190 IN ALLEN PARISH IS NOW OPEN FOR TRAVEL. LA DOTD HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE ROADWAY IS SAFE FOR TRAVEL. PLEASE BE CAREFUL IN YOUR TRAVELS. GOD BLESS!!
DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF PRECIPITATION, ALONG WITH THE FALLING TEMPERATURES. THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE THAT ALL ALLEN PARISH SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW. THE ROADS CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE THROUGH THE NIGHT AND WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS. SO IF YOU MUST DRIVE ON THE ROADWAYS, PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. THANK YOU, BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS.
DUE TO WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE ALLEN PARISH COURTHOUSE, THE ALLEN PARISH POLICE JURY OFFICE, THE ALLEN PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADMINISTRATION OFFICES AND THE ALLEN PARISH CIVIL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN THIS MATTER. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS
There will be a Hurricane Harvey Community Forum held on January 11, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm @ the Central Louisiana Technical Community College (Oakdale Campus) at 117 Hwy 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463.
The Louisiana Hurricane Harvey Manufacturing Disaster Assessment Program was awarded to help the MEP of Louisiana identify and provide recovery support to small and medium-sized manufacturers who are suffering from physical damage to their facilities, labor shortages, and other disruptions caused by the storm and flooding.
If this has affected your business, please make plans to attend this meeting for information on assistance to your business or manufacturing service.
As always, BE SAFE and GOD BLESS!!
Just to let you know, we are having issues with our phone lines to the dispatch center. 911 is still functioning with no issues. If you have an emergency please call 911, or if you are in need of a deputy or an officer call 911. Sorry for the issues, but they are with other service providers that we do not control. Please be patient with them. We are trying our best to mitigate the issue as quickly as possible to restore service. Thanks for your patience and God Bless!!
The weather around Allen Parish has hit us with a surprise this morning. Granted a great surprise for this time of year, but as you all know the conditions may not be favorable for regular travel. Please if you leave your residence, BE CAREFUL on the roadways. Schools have been closed to keep our Children and Educators safe. The Allen Parish Court House will be Open at 10:00 AM for regular business. Please be mindful of the weather as we enjoy our day. If you have any concerns or issues, Please call the Allen Parish Sheriff's office or 911 for any emergencies. BE CAREFUL and GOD BLESS!!