CROWLEY, La - Acadia Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation for parish residents south of Highway 90 in flood-prone areas. Those who live in unstable structures, including mobile homes and other structures that cannot withstand tropical or hurricane-force winds, are encouraged to evacuate immediately.
At this time, a local or state shelter is not open nor available. Residents who choose to evacuate should seek shelter with family, friends, or at a hotel. Whether residents evacuate or shelter in place, the Police Jury encourages everyone to have enough supplies on hand for 3-4 days. Those who evacuate can stay updated on crucial road information such as detours, closures, and delays by visiting the Louisiana DOTD website or 511LA.org.
For those needing sandbags, locations throughout the parish can be found on the Police Jury’s Facebook page or website at appj.org under news.
Any parish-level questions regarding the evacuation or sandbags can be sent to the Director of the Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Ashley LeBlanc at
Mayor-President Josh Guillory and administrations of all municipalities in Lafayette Parish encourage residents to prepare for the effects of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.
Leaders are tracking both systems and urge residents in the parish to voluntarily evacuate. Based on the latest forecast track, Hurricane Marco is expected to have minimal impact on the Acadiana area, but Tropical Storm Laura is now expected to become a category 3 hurricane. Laura has the potential to cause flooding and bring sustained hurricane-force winds which could cause extensive damage.
Residents south of I-10 should consider voluntarily evacuating, while residents south of Hwy 90 are strongly encouraged to evacuate. Residents should prepare their homes and property and gather personal belongings, including an emergency supply kit, and are encouraged to leave the area by Tuesday afternoon.
St. Landry Parish
OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard has issued a voluntary evacuation for parish residents in flood-prone areas. Residents who live in low lying areas are encouraged to evacuate. Hurricane Laura is projected to be a category 3 storm by landfall Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Laura has the potential to cause flooding and bring sustained hurricane-force winds, which could cause extensive damage. Residents who live in unstable structures, including mobile homes and other structures that cannot withstand tropical or hurricane-force winds, are also encouraged to evacuate immediately before Wednesday night.
St. Martin Parish
(St. Martinville, LA.)-Due to impending tropical storms Laura and Marco, and the potential for flooding, Parish President Chester Cedars has requested a voluntary evacuation for residents in the Stephensville/Belle River area of lower St. Martin Parish. The voluntary evacuation is necessary to afford any and all residents ample opportunity to evacuate the area because of the potential for high water conditions.
For anyone needing further information or assistance, please contact the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling (337) 394-2808.
Update: Vermilion Parish is calling for a Mandatory Evacuation for the following areas in Vermilion Parish: Pecan Island, Intracoastal City, Esther, Forked Island and Mouton Cove, along with the following areas south of Hwy 14; South Erath, South Delcambre, and South Gueydan. Those choosing to stay and face this dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after storm has passed.
Vermilion Parish is calling for a Voluntary Evacuation of areas South of Gueydan, South of LA HWY 335, West of Vermilion River, South of Abbeville, below LA HWY 14
in the Erath and Delcambre area, trailers and low lying areas which are prone to flooding.
St. Mary Parish
UPDATE: Parish President David Hanagriff has issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION IMMEDIATELY for:
South of Intracoastal Waterway:
South of Hwy 83 @ Cypremort Road
Residents along Kelly Canal
If you had water for Barry / Rita or near ANY waterway a Voluntary Evacuation is ordered.
Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff has declared a VOLUNTARY EVACUATION for all areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway effective today, August 24, 2020 at 12:00 noon.
According to the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Department a voluntary evacuation has been issued for the entire parish.
Iberia Parish (see document below)