WELCOME!

WELCOME!
 
Oct. 12, 2020
 
INMATES RETURNED TO TERREBONNE JAIL 

 

Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that on this date all inmates
relocated due to the threat of Hurricane Delta have been
returned to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

“The forecasts which showed the storm headed straight

for our area made it necessary for us as a matter of safety for
inmates and correctional officers to utilize our emergency
relocation protocol,” Sheriff Soignet said. “I wish to thank
all of our correctional staff as well as the Louisiana Department
of Corrections for their assistance.”
As a result of Delta’s change in track, at least one facility
inmates were evacuated to suffered loss of power and related
difficulties.
“Once these plans are activated, the Department of Corrections
and the staff at facilities where they have chosen to assign inmates
are also in charge of their care and custody,” Sheriff Soignet said.
"This is part and parcel of the agreement we have with DOC which
governs how these plans are carried out. We don’t choose where
inmates are temporarily housed.”
The potential of power outages due to the storm in Terrebonne
Parish necessitated the evacuation, Sheriff Soignet said, due to
the inability of current generators to run the Criminal Justice
Complex’s ventilation system, which could have created health and
safety problems on a mass scale.
The Sheriff is currently in discussion with the Terrebonne Parish
Consolidated Government, which owns the jail, for arrangements
to be made for a generator capable of running all necessary
systems.
 
 
 
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 
 
Please be advised that on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 between the hours
of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., utility crews are scheduled to work on power
lines at locations near and along North Hollywood Road.
Because of this work there will be street closures in the area, roughly
from Williams Avenue to Alma Street.
Motorists are advised to avoid those areas, if possible, during those
hours on Tuesday.
Should driving in those areas be necessary, we ask that extreme
caution and vigilance be used, for the safety of anyone directing traffic
as well as utility workers.

 

 
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Hurricane Delta Advisory #5
 
ALL HIGHWAYS NOW OPEN
EXCEPT FOR ISLAND ROAD
 
Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that all roads below the Morganza-to-the-Gulf
levee system that were closed due to high water from Hurricane Delta are
now open, with the exception of Island Road, which runs between Pointe-
aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles.
An advisory will be issued as soon as a determination is made that Island
Road is safe for vehicles.
 
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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
 
The following map is provided by the Terrebonne
Parish Consolidated Government. ZONE 1 is the 
only area affected by mandatory evacuation 
effective 3 p.m. today (Thursday) and a curfew
effective 6 p.m. today (Thursday). The only
flood gates now open as of Noon today 
are the roller gates at Pointe-aux-Chenes and 
Cocodrie, but they are expected to close this after-
noon. 
You may download this map for reference.
 
 
 
 
 
HURRICANE DELTA ADVISORY #3
Issued at 6:35 PM
KEY POINTS: 
 
* Mandatory evacuation south of the Morganza 3 p.m. Thursday
* Voluntary evacuation for Pointe-aux-Chenes 3 p.m. Thursday
* Curfew south of the Morganza ONLY from 6 P.M. Thursday
   until further notice.
*  Shelter will open at Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
   3 p.m. Thursday.
*  Pets will be registered at the shelter for transport to the 
    Animal Control Shelter 
 
Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that during the curfew anyone who
is not a resident of those areas or business owner will be barred from
entry, until further notice.
 TRANSPORTATION to the shelter can be arranged by calling (985) 873-6357.
“My deputies will ensure that properties in evacuation areas are protected,” Sheriff
Soignet said. “Deputies are working double shifts beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday.”
Sheriff Soignet advises that anyone who will be relocating temporarily due to
Hurricane Delta should refrain from announcing their intentions on social media.
“We will do everything we can to protect you but please make wise decisions about
sharing your plans,” Sheriff Soignet said.
The Sheriff’s clerical offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. If Sheriff’s Office
assistance is needed call (985) 876-2500.
“We are fortunate that this storm appears to be tracking further to the west than initially
anticipated,” Sheriff Soignet said. “But with a possibility of storm surges in excess of
seven feet, evacuating for those in sensitive areas is a must. We will not be able to
guarantee that emergency help can reach anyone south of the Morganza quickly, if
those predictions hold true.”
Follow us on Twitter @Terrebonne_SO and monitor our website, www.tpso.net, for
further information as it becomes available.

 

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Inmates moved from jail in advance of Hurricane
Delta’s approach


Sheriff Tim Soignet has announced that all inmates
have been moved from the Terrebonne Parish Criminal
Justice Complex to other locations, in order to ensure
their safety and the safety of our Corrections Officers
due to potential adverse effects related to Hurricane Delta.
This action has been taken due to possible electric power
loss. The complex, which is operated by the Sheriff’s
Office but is owned by  the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated
Government, does not have a generator capable of running
its enclosed ventilation system. This could create unsafe 
conditions including the pooling of condensation, as well
as risks for the transmission of COVID-19.
“We are grateful to the Louisiana Department of Corrections
for their assistance,” Sheriff Soignet said. “There may be
some delay before inmates are able to contact family and
friends as they will need to be settled into their temporary
lodging.”
Sheriff Soignet said he and Parish Government officials
are in discussions regarding future equipment updates.


Hurricane Delta Advisory #2 
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
Status Report as of 6:45 p.m. CDT

Sheriff Tim Soignet announces initial Hurricane Delta preparations

Sheriff Tim Soignet is accelerating steps to ensure safety and security
for the people of Terrebonne Parish as Hurricane Delta threatens the
Gulf Coast, while closely monitoring its progress, in coordination
with Parish President Gordon Dove and the Terrebonne Office of 
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Double shifts ordered for deputies.
Plans are in place for stepped-up patrols in vulnerable
        communities
Sand and bags are available for filling with locations at
       www.tpso.net and at www.tpcg.org

“All of our personnel were put on notice today that double shifts will
start Thursday morning,”  said Sheriff Soignet, who is urging that residents
be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best. “In our area
complacency is not an option. I ask that everyone begin finalizing their
plans.” 

. Refill prescriptions if they are low.
. Ensure that important personal papers are secured. 
. Check generators and other essential equipment. 
. Be prepared in the event orders are given to leave.

Sheriff Soignet also reminds residents to rely on trusted sources of information
such as the websites of this office and the Parish Government.
You can also follow us on Twitter as @Terrebonne_SO

SANDBAG LOCATIONS
 
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is making 
sand and sandbags available  at the following locations.
Residents are advised to bring their own shovels: 
 
Adult Softball Complex
9544 East Main Street, Houma
 
Bobtown Vounteer Fire Station
4717 Grand Caillou Road
 
Mechanicville Gym
2814 Senator Street 
 
Upper Dularge Fire Station
1767 Bayou Dularge Road
 
Bayou Black Fire Station
2820 Savanne Road
 
Village East Fire Station
100 Development Street
 
Cannata's West 6307 West Park Avenue
 
Montegut Fire Station
1105 Highway 55 
 
St. Ann Church, Bourg
4355 Highway 24
 
Ward 7 Citizens Club Chauvin
5006 Highway 56 
 
Donner Community Center
361 Azalea Drive
 
Devon Keller Memorial Center
5575 Bayou Black Road, Gibson
 
Public Works North Campus
206 Government Street, Gray
 
Gibson East Fire Station
5218 North Bayou Black Drive
 
West Terrebonne Fire Station
110 Merry Moss Street, Gibson
 
Knights of Columbus Hall
1558 Highway 655, Pointe-aux-Chenes
 
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center 
346 Civic Center Blvd.