Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are working ahead of schedule to make sure that there is enough space for Mardi Gras season.  Both Thibodaux and Houma draw a huge crowd for their parades which will be getting underway in just a few weeks.

Law enforcement says they are ready for all the visitors that will be coming to the area, and they are really ready for the possible of more arrests.  Police says most of the offenses that occur during this time are minor, but they say they are ready for an offenders getting too out of hand while partying.

The warden in Terrebonne, Mitch Dupre, says the sheriff's office teams up with district attorney's office to work with judges to get faster action for those charged with misdemeanors so the jail can get clear out.  The sheriff's office in Lafourche says often those in their jail get sent to another parish.