Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to the tropical storm and potential hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologists are predicting local rainfall through Sunday, June 25. Possible flash flooding and other serious weather systems are possible throughout Louisiana.
Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “In anticipation of predicted heavy rainfall this week, the City of Monroe Public Works Department is asking for assistance from all citizens to ensure that all debris is cleared from yards, ditches, curb sides, drainage grates, etc. Any precautions that can be taken prior to this rainfall would be most helpful in preventing possible localized flooding.”
Monroe Public Works Director Tom Janway adds, “All Public Works Division Heads and Supervisors are working to ensure that all identified personnel is available if needed for deployment to assist with flooding and weather related issues. Our personnel, trucks and equipment will be staged and ready for deployment if needed.”