Zwolle Mayor Martinez Addresses Town Following Winter Storm

ZWOLLE, La – Following the winter storms and subsequent water issues to the Town of Zwolle, Louisiana, Mayor Martinez wanted to address the citizens of the town.

Dear Citizens of Zwolle,

Mayor Martinez, Town Council, and Chief Thomas would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding during this State of Emergency.

We want to assure our citizens that we exhausted every resource available to guarantee safe drinking water back to the town.

From the beginning of the storm, the Town of Zwolle began implementing official emergency actions to receive help which included asking the Louisiana National Guard and the Office of Homeland Security to provide drinking water for the community, and all other resources available for our citizens. Over the last five days, the National Guard distributed 74,500 bottles of water and over 7,000 gallons of build water using Zwolle Festival Grounds as an excellent point of distribution.

We sincerely appreciate everyone involved and at this time we would like to thank the following people for their hard work and dedication to the Town of Zwolle: David Davis and the Office of Homeland Security, Brigadier General K. Waddell, Colonel Larry Benton and Troop 256 of the Army National Guard, Rodney Schamerhorn, State Representative, Senator Louis Bernard, Clarence Bebe of Louisiana Rural Water, L&L Construction, Zwolle Police Department, Chief Nick Spann and North Sabine Fire District, Ebarb Water, and then Town of Zwolle Employees for their continuous help and support. We would also like to thank the private citizens that provided food, snacks, and drinks to the National Guard during their stay.

The Town of Zwolle does remain under a boil advisory until further notice. Please understand that the boil order us a standard procedure that is in place due to losing pressure losing pressure at the elevated tank.

Sincerely,

Granvil J. Martinez


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