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EMERGENCY NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2012
Contact: Michael DiResto, 225-342-7000

State government offices to close Tuesday and Wednesday in 22 Louisiana parishes

(BATON ROUGE) Due to the threat posed by Tropical Storm Isaac, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater announced that state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, August 28, and Wednesday, August 29, in the following parishes in the tropical storm warning and hurricane watch/warning areas:

• Orleans
• St. Bernard
• Plaquemines
• Jefferson
• St. Charles
• Lafourche
• Terrebonne
• Assumption
• St. James
• St. John
• Ascension
• Livingston
• Tangipahoa
• St. Tammany
• Washington
• Pointe Coupee
• West Feliciana
• East Feliciana
• St. Helena
• Iberville
• West Baton Rouge
• East Baton Rouge

State officials continue to monitor weather conditions, and this announcement may be updated.

All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty or those who should report to alternative work sites if necessary.
 
In addition, state government employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated with information regarding office closures and re-openings: 1-800-360-9660 or 225-342-0498.

For all the latest information on Tropical Storm Isaac, residents are encouraged to visit emergency.louisiana.gov.

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