Storms relieve burn ban; More on the way

The parish received enough rainfall over the past few days to allow the Police Jury to lift the burn ban that had been put in place earlier this month.  Ernel Jones, president of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury had issued the ban on August 9th due to insufficient rainfall in the area.

On the morning of August 22nd, Jones issued the proclamation rescinding the ban.  Jones said, “After conferring with the Fire Chiefs in the Parish; we have received a significant amount of rainfall that will enable me to cancel the Burn Ban for DeSoto Parish.”

The rainfall this week caused a problem for motorists.  The Sheriff’s Office reported several accidents during heavy rains.  And there were road closures caused by downed trees. has forecast about a 50-50 chance of continued rainfall into next week.

The Police Jury is making sandbags available to the public.  Due to the recent heavy rains and in anticipation of any further weather activity, sandbags are available to DeSoto Parish residents at the Police Jury Road Department. This is located at 424 Liberty Lane in Grand Cane, LA.  Each household will be limited to 20 sandbags.  Identification as a resident of DeSoto Parish will be required as there is a limited number of sandbags available.

For any questions, please reach out to the DeSoto Parish Police Jury for further assistance.

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