tropical storm barry

The latest from the National Hurricane Center on Tropical Storm Barry.

Livingston Parish schools have opened three school parking lots to the public so residents can leave their cars on higher ground ahead of Tropical Storm Barry.

[Update, 10 a.m. Saturday: Barry has been upgraded to a hurricane.]

Grey's Creek Elementary, Juban Parc Elementary and Juban Park Junior High have been opened as of Friday morning to allow residents in the south Denham Springs area to relocate their vehicles.

The three campuses did not take on water during the August 2016 flood, according to a release from the school system.

Superintendent Joe Murphy said he's working with state and parish officials to respond to any school-related needs, and said crews are working on sandbagging the campuses known to have water issues during heavy rain.


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Juban Parc Elementary is located at 12555 Brown Road in Denham Springs, and Juban Parc Junior High is across the road. Grey's Creek Elementary is located at 11400 La. Highway 1033 in Denham Springs.

Grey’s Creek Elementary is located at the intersection of Hwy 1033 and Hwy 16, south of Denham Springs; and the two Juban Parc schools are located on Brown Road, across the street from one another, southeast of Denham Springs.

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