Thiebaud reports no problems in parish

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, August 28, 2012

At approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday, Washington Parish Director of Emergency Preparedness Tommy Thiebaud said all was well locally so far and that he still could not be sure what Tropical Storm Isaac was going to do.

“The new track takes it west of Baton Rouge,” he said. “If it follows the latest model, we are still going to see tropical storm force winds for over 36 hours, so we will continue to get wind and we’ll be on the east side. I hope the models are wrong.

“We’re going to get a lot of rain. On the former track, it said 12 to 15 inches on the coast. When the track moved towards Baton Rouge that rain would move towards us. It looks like it’s going to be a wet storm.”

But there continue to be dry pockets in the area of Isaac that disrupt organization, he said.

“We can always hope and pray,” Thiebaud said. “This storm-nobody really knows what it’s going to do until it hits. It’s changed about every update. But, unless the track changes, the possibility of us getting hurricane force winds is basically non-existent.”