heriff Blaise Smith advises the public to keep their evacuation plans confidential.
In this age of social media, Sheriff Smith says sometimes people tend to “overshare” personal information on social media.
While the decision to “stay or to leave” is a personal decision that must be considered during this time, it is best to keep that information confidential, so as not to alert the criminal element that your property will possibly be vacant.
The SMPSO will be going on “standby” very soon and patrols will be increased as we face this storm. All law enforcement agencies in St. Mary Parish will be vigilant on patrol, however, you can help out by locking your vehicle doors, the doors to your home, and keeping your intentions confidential.