As the effects of Hurricane Zeta started to be felt across the New Orleans regions, Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee-Sheng said she wanted everybody home for the evening: “Everybody should be at home right now and prepared to stay there for the remainder of the day.”
The President says most of her Parish’s hurricane prep is in place and residents need to take precautions about dealing with the aftermath of the fast moving hurricane.
“This is a different one, this is going to be a high-wind event, most certainly an electrical event. So, a lot of debris, it might be very messy. And we want to make sure that people just don’t think tomorrow is just a regular day.”
Sheng says the potential for damage from downed tree limbs, power poles and electrical lines are very hazardous.
She’s warning residents to be ready to shelter in place for some time and don’t get too impatient about wanting to get back outside until the mess from the hurricane is picked up.
She says area residents must really use caution when venturing outside after this strong wind-driven storm.
“We don’t want anybody to be hurt when they don’t need to be getting hurt. That would be the real tragedy of this. That the storm passes and the community has some risk out there that we don’t have to have.”