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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2020
 
Sheriff Tim Soignet offers thanks to law enforcement officers

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet has added his own voice 
to those expressing gratitude to law enforcement for “Tell a Police 
Officer Thank You Day.”
“I want to extend a thank you to all of our police officers that 
serve our communities,” Sheriff Soignet said. “It’s an honor to 
be among the ranks of all of you men and women who serve 
a cause much higher than yourselves.  May God’s grace keep 
you safe and be among all of you.”
Sheriff Soignet noted that his own deputies -- in whose 
performance he takes great pride -- are often aided in the 
field by officers from other agencies. Among them are 
members of the police departments of Houma, Thibodaux 
and Morgan City, as well as deputies of Lafourche, St. Mary 
and Assumption parishes.
“That’s only a partial list of the agencies we have worked 
closely with now and in the past,” Sheriff Soignet said. “The 
officers of all these agencies have in common the desire to 
assist everyone they can, without ever seeking or expecting 
thanks. For that reason, thanks are even more in order.”

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Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

All evacuated inmates returned to Terrebonne jail
 

Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that as of Thursday, 

Sept. 17, all inmates were returned to the 

Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, from 

which they were evacuated due to safety concerns 

related to Hurricane Sally.

The Louisiana Department of Corrections arranged 

for transport of these inmates from our local jail to 

other locations, in accordance with a standing 

plan for such emergencies. They were transported 

back Tuesday morning, and jail operations have 

returned to normal.

“Ensuring the safety of inmates and our corrections 

officers was a high priority during our storm 

preparations, and I am grateful to the DOC for 

their assistance,” Sheriff Soignet said. “Fortunately

 for us, the threat from Sally dissipated.  Our 

corrections staff moved swiftly and professionally 

to actualize this plan before taking up checkpoint 

and patrol assignments relating to the protection 

of our communities.”

The move was necessary, Sheriff Soignet 

said, because expected weather could have 

resulted in a power failure. Current generator 

equipment, while capable of meeting basic 

needs for short-term outages, would not have 

provided power capable of running cooling 

and air exchange systems, resulting in a 

dangerous situation affecting health and 

safety of inmates and officers.

“We are in the process of discussing 

improvements with the Terrebonne Parish 

Consolidated Government, which owns the

 jail,” Sheriff Soignet said. “I am looking 

forward to the time when such evacuations 

will not be necessary in most cases of 

threatening weather,”


 
 
 
 
SHERIFF SOIGNET ANNOUNCES
CONTINUATION OF CURFEW
 
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announces
that the curfew for all areas in Terrebonne Parish south
of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee and gate system will continue
until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.
“There is water on some of these roads and it’s not safe
for people to be there,” Sheriff Soignet said. “Although Hurricane
Sally has moved well east, tidewater flooding is still a concern. I am
asking people to remain away from these areas until all threats subside.”
Residents are reminded that the curfew ONLY relates to the areas
specified and does not affect neighborhoods or communities north
of the Morganza.
“Our patrol strength is still doubled, and deputies remain vigilant,”
Sheriff Soignet said. “I am grateful to members of our community for t
he support and cooperation they have been exhibiting. As always, I am
proud of the job our people are doing out there. Please join me in
prayers and good wishes for our neighbors in states to the east of us.”

 

 
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SHERIFF TIME SOIGNET'S MONDAY 
MORNING BRIEFING TO THE PEOPLE 
ON TROPICAL STORM SALLY
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet advises residents
that all plans are in place as we await further information on  
the progress and track of Tropical Storm Sally.
“We are not letting our guard down and neither should
anyone else,” Sheriff Soignet said. “As of this morning,
forecasts call for more serious effects to our east, but none
of this is written in stone and Sally is a slow-moving
storm and forecasters are not certain of how it will
behave while nearing the coast.”
The Sheriff and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
leaders are in close contact and will remain so while
the threat persists.
• Terrebonne Parish remains under a Hurricane Warning and
a State of Emergency is in effect.
• A voluntary Evacuation Order goes into effect at Noon Monday
for all areas south of the Morganza Levee System. Sandbag
locations are listed at www.tpcg.org.
• Curfews for all areas south of the Morganza will be in effect
from 8 PM today through 8 PM Tuesday.
• Our patrol force has been doubled with all deputies assigned
working 12-hour shifts.
• All inmates from the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex
have been temporarily relocated to facilities out of harm’s way.
• The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government will open a shelter
at the Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret Street, at 6 PM.
For transportation call 985-873-6357.
• The Sheriff’s administrative offices are closed today and Tuesday.
Courts are open this morning.
• Terrebonne Parish schools are closed today and Tuesday.
• Most floodgates were closed as of 7:30 AM. Still open but
pending closure are the La. 56 Roller Gate, Pointe-aux-Chenes
Roller Gate, Boudreaux Canal Sector Gate and Bayou Terrebonne Sector Gate.
• If you see anything suspicious call 985 876 2500.Note descriptions
of people, clothing and vehicles. Do not take action yourself.
Sheriff Soignet asks that social media group leaders guard against
misinformation, and that residents rely on verified information from
trusted sites such as www.tpso.net; our Twitter feed, @Terrebonne_SO;
the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government at http://www.tpcg.org
and the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District, http://www.tlcd.org.
“I will be traveling through communities myself and checking on properties
and people,” Sheriff Soignet said. “Please remain vigilant and don’t let your
guard down until we are certain Sally is no longer a threat.”
 
 
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SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 AT 9:00 PM
 
IMPORTANT NEW MESSAGES FROM
SHERIFF TIM SOIGNET REGARDING 
TROPICAL STORM SALLY
Terrebonne Parish remains under a Hurricane Warning
 issued by the National Weather Service.
Sheriff Tim Soignet is sharing the following updates 
with details below:
A CURFEW WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS 
SOUTH OF THE FLOOD CONTROL STRUCTURES AND 
LEVEES FROM 8 PM MONDAY 9/14 THROUGH 
8 PM TUESDAY 9/15.
The Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex 
has been evacuated for the safety of inmates and officers.
Patrols on the road will be doubled beginning 6 a.m. 
Monday, with deputies on 12-hour shifts.
The Sheriff’s administrative offices will be CLOSED 
MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
Sheriff Soignet has been informed that courts will be 
OPEN Monday.

“People with camps and homes in our vulnerable bayou 
communities need to be confident that their properties 
will be secure,” Sheriff Soignet said. “As we did during 
our last bout with tropical weather, we are setting up 
checkpoints and our curfew for those low-lying areas 
will be enforced. Although the main jail is closed, 
we have booking procedures in place for anyone caught 
looting, trespassing or committing similar crimes.”
As for the jail evacuation itself, Sheriff Soignet said this 
was the wisest course of action because the Terrebonne 
Parish Criminal Justice Complex does not have a generator 
capable of running air exchange and cooling systems.
“If power is lost there will be safety risks that I am not 
willing to take,” Sheriff Soignet said. “Temporary placement 
of inmates has been coordinated with the Louisiana 
Department of Corrections and we are grateful for their 
assistance. Inmates will be able to contact family once 
they are settled into these locations. We do not own 
the building but are discussing correction of this issue 
with the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government 
which does.”
Sheriff Soignet urges residents to closely monitor trusted 
websites such as www.tpso.net and www.tpcg.org for 
further information as conditions dictate. The Sheriff will 
also post announcements on our Twitter mobile feed, 
@Terrebonne_SO.
“I have toured some of our communities and see that 
people are already taking this storm seriously. If you 
haven’t made preparation, please do so now. Don’t 
focus on the forecast track, which could be subject to 
change as the storm moves closer to land. We have 
made our plans and you need to have yours firmed
up as well.”
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TERREBONNE PARISH IS
NOW UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN CONNECTION TO SLOW- 
MOVING TROPICAL STORM SALLY.
 
SANDBAG INFORMATION
CAN BE VIEWED AT www.tpcg.org
FOR NOTIFICATION OF UPDATES TO THIS PAGE
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @Terrebonne_SO
 
 
SHERIFF TIM SOIGNET URGES
PREPARATION FOR TROPICAL STORM SALLY
A HURRICANE  WARNING means the National
Weather Service expects winds in excess of 74 mph
somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours.
On this map the RED line indicates the Hurricane
Warning area. 
 
The issuance of a Hurricane Warning for Terrebonne Parish
means preparations should begin now for hurricane
conditions. 
“The current forecast shows that we can expect effects
from this weather system," Sheriff Soignet said. "Prep-
aration should begin now."
Sheriff Soignet recommends that residents take the 
following precautions:

• Do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards 
can extend well away from the center of the storm.
• Check ditches and culverts for trash and debris, and 
make sure they are clear.
• Mariners should carefully watch for potential 
gate closures.
• Remove items from yards  and porches.
• Complete plans for what to do and where you 
will go if further actions are warranted.
• Bear in mind that loss of electrical power is possible.
Check generators to make sure  they are running properly
and make a plan for operation in a safe place that will not
pose a risk of carbon  monoxide exposure.
 
For accurate information residents should check the following 
sources:

• Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office official Facebook page.
• Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government website 
www.tpcg.org and Facebook page.
• Terrebonne Office of Homeland Security and Emergency 
Preparedness Facebook page.
•  Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District Floodgate 
Mate for checking current and pending gate closures.
https://www.tlcd.org/mobile/ 
•   National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.org

“We have been fortunate so far this year, but cannot afford to 
let our guard down,” Sheriff Soignet said. “Every storm 
is different, and all of them are fickle and not to 
be trusted.”
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