Ascension Parish officials monitoring tropical depression

Ascension Parish officials monitoring tropical depression

POSTED: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:26pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:27pm

GONZALES – Ascension Parish officials are monitoring the tropical depression currently centered near the southern Bahamas.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said critical personnel are on standby.

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is at a Level 2 state of readiness, which means that staff has been put on alert.

The depression is expected to become a tropical storm but not reach hurricane status.

It is currently forecast to cross the central Louisiana coast Sunday afternoon.
 

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