Monroe officials encourage residents to prepare for Tropical Depression Beta

(NOAA via AP)
Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 4:20 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -The City of Monroe is encouraging residents to clear clean debris from ditches and catch basins ahead of Tropical Depression Beta.

Officials say residents should remove or secure any loose items that could become a flying hazardous object during the storm. They say citizens and businesses should keep an eye on storm activity and the forecast for the next few days.

City officials are helping residents prepare for the storm by providing info on two of the city’s 18 pump stations:

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. The electrical pumps are working. 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.

The other 16 water stations are fully operational.

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