A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued to all residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and is currently in effect.
The advisory was issued yesterday (Monday, August 30) and applies to the entire West Bank, including the towns of Westwego and Grand Isle.
A loss of pressure is anticipated as a result of the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. In a press release published on the Parish’s website, officials noted that work crews would sync generators to ensure continuous service.
Ida hit Jefferson Parish on Sunday, and winds of up to 150 miles per hour were recorded.
As well as water outages, many residents in the Parish have been left without power. The town has been working on securing buses to take residents out of town if they don’t have their own means of transportation.
This boil water advisory will remain in effect until rescinded by the Jefferson Parish Water Department. There is currently no estimate on when this might be.
Residents are advised to follow the Parish’s Twitter or other social media pages to stay updated with efforts to restore both water pressure and electricity in the area.
You can learn more about what to do when a boil water advisory is issued here.