Officials in Baker and Zachary have set curfews for their jurisdictions in response to the approach of Hurricane Isaac.
Baker Mayor Harold Rideau and Police Chief Mike Knaps said a dusk-to-dawn curfew will be in place from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday and will continue until further notice. The curfew applies to motorists and pedestrians on city streets but will exempt medical, public works, city utility and emergency personnel.
People with legitimate business will be granted a special exemption, and enforcement of the curfew will be at the discretion of Baker City police, Rideau and Knaps said.
Zachary’s curfew begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and extends through 6 a.m. Thursday, Police Chief David McDavid said.
Residents with immediate, life-threatening emergencies who need police, fire or medical assistance are advised to call 911.
Baker’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will have personnel answering all non-emergency phone calls during the duration of Hurricane Isaac. Residents may call (225) 300-8055 for storm-related information.
Zachary activated its Zachary Information Public Service Hotline at (225) 658-2525. The recorded hotline will serve as a source of information for city residents during Hurricane Isaac. Zachary’s Emergency Operations Center, 4650 Main St., also offers a telephone number for non-emergency, general information, (225) 654-6873.
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