Public meeting scheduled about deadly amoeba
DeSoto Parish, LA (KMSS) — A public meeting hosted by Desoto parish officials to be held Thursday will provide the public with the opportunity to ask their local, elected and state officials about their concerns with the recent discovery of the N. Fowleri amoeba in the Desoto Parish Water Works District I system.
Sheriff and Director of Emergency Preparedness Rodney Arbuckle, State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington, and State Representatives Richard Burford and Kenny Cox have coordinated this meeting with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
The meeting will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Salem Baptist Church, 109 Church Road (located off Stonewall-Frierson Road near the intersection of Highway 171) in Stonewall.
The following officials and subject matter experts will be present and available to discuss:
Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle
Desoto Water Works District 1 Administrator
Senator Sherri Smith Buffington
Representative Richard Burford
Representative Kenny Cox
Dr. Jimmy Guidry, DHH State Health Officer
Jake Causey, DHH Chief Engineer
Caryn Benjamin, DHH Deputy Chief Engineer
Courtney Phillips, DHH Deputy Secretary
JT Lane, DHH Assistant Secretary for Office of Public Health
Dr. Martha Whyte, Region 7 OPH
Director Kevin Davis, GOHSEP
Jenny Reynolds, GOHSEP Region 7 Coordinator