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Monroe Preps For Tropical Storm Beta

City of Monroe

T.S. Beta update from City Of Monroe Acting Director Of Communications, John Jones:

State officials are urging Louisiana residents to properly prepare for Tropical Storm Beta. Monroe residents are encouraged to clean leaves, pine straw, limbs and other debris from their ditches and catch basins before the storm comes this way. They should also remove or tie down any loose items that could become a flying hazardous object. Citizens and businesses should also regularly monitor the storm activity and forecast for the next few days.

In an ongoing effort to help Monroe residents prepare and plan, we are providing an update on two of the city’s 18 pump stations. The remainder of the city’s storm water stations are fully operational.

1. Lamy Lane – The station has two primary pumps that are both operational. A third back up pump is out of service and being repaired but based on current forecasts, should not be needed.

2. Pope-Westminster – A diesel pump is out of service and in process for repairs. The repair contractor is waiting for the part to arrive. Some flooding is possible but only if there is an excessive rain event. The contractor has a high priority on this repair and will get the diesel engine back up and running as soon as possible. Sandbags will be available at Saul Adler Recreation Center as a precaution.