UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Monday: Due to a larger-than-normal number of calls regarding sewer backups, St. Charles Parish residents are asked to minimize sewer usage until Tuesday morning.

Original story:

The St. Charles Parish government is asking its residents to minimize their sewage usage until the heavy rains pass through the area as the result of the remnants of Hurricane Patricia. The minimization includes washing clothes, showering and washing dishes.

For any information, please call the St. Charles Parish Emergency operations center at (985) 783-5050 24 hours a day.