The Sheriff’s Office high-water truck for rescue operations and moving personnel and equipment is shown at the Verret floodgate on La. 46 Ext. in eastern St. Bernard Parish. From left are Sheriff James Pohlmann, Capt. Bret Bowen, who heads the equipment division; and Maj. Mark Poche, head of Special Operations.

SBSO prepared for hurricane season

Sheriff James Pohlmann says it should be automatic by now for anyone who has lived in this area any length of time: When summer comes, be ready for hurricane season. The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is prepared, the sheriff said. The department has a plan in place, which includes boats at the ready, a high-water truck that would be ideal for rescue or to haul personnel or equipment to respond to rain events and 50,000 sandbags already made for use by residents, businesses and parish government, Sheriff Pohlmann said. “We intend to always be prepared for hurricane season,’’ Sheriff Pohlmann said. ““Remember, we are so close to the Gulf of Mexico you can’t ignore hurricane season.” 
 
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