Entergy will be repairing several poles along Highway 20 between noon and four o'clock this afternoon, and many residents in our community will be without power.
We realize that many of our residents have home telephone service through a broadband provider like Spectrum or Vonage, and we want you to be aware that during a power outage, many of these services will not function.
If you are affected by this power outage and you have home phone service through Spectrum or Vonage, please use a mobile phone to call 911 in the event you need any type of emergency assistance.
Please be prepared to give the 911 operator detailed information about your location in order to assist emergency personnel with locating your residence.
If you have any elderly neighbors that are affected by the power outage and you know that they have phone service through a broadband provider like Spectrum or Vonage, please be a kind neighbor and check on them from time to time.
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The Chackbay Fire Department will be hosting a Surface Water Rescue training on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Firefighters and Law Enforcement personnel from various agencies will be performing live training exercises in local waterways including Bayou Lafourche (from the Leighton Boat Launch) and Grand Bayou (from the Bill Taylor Boat Launch).
Crews will have one launch bay at Bill Taylor blocked for a few hours on Saturday (the other two launch bays will remain open).
We are notifying the public that there will be ‘victims’ in the waterways along with rescue personnel.
The public is asked to please use caution when approaching these training scenario locations.
The issue with our text message alert system has been corrected. If you have arrived at this page, the text message alert system is now working properly for you.
Please remember that the URL for quick access to text message alerts which will come in your text message notification is now notify.choctawfire.com. We are no longer using the link old URL that includes the word 'urgent'.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department has updated its text-message alert system. Going forward from today, if you have signed up for alerts or plan to sign up, your text-message alerts will come from: firstname.lastname@example.org