Sheriff Ivy Woods is announcing a mandatory evacuation order that applies to the public in general for the entire parish of Jefferson Davis.
All non-essential personnel must leave the area immediately, he said. Critical or essential workforce are exempt, but they are expected to seek shelter prior to the onset of emergency conditions.
There will be no shelters opened in Jefferson Davis Parish. Arrangements have been set up for individuals who need assistance with transportation out of the parish. There will be buses for people who need them; residents will be evacuated to shelters elsewhere in the state.
Buses will be leaving at 11:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2020 from the following locations;
- Fenton High school Lacassine High school
- Lake Arthur High school Hathaway High school
- Elton High school Welsh High school
- Jeff Davis fairgrounds
ALL Evacuees must wear a mask and no pets will be allowed.
There is a one carry-on luggage limit per person.
Wheelchair bound persons need to report to Jeff Davis Fairgrounds for evacuation.
If you have transportation and want to self-evacuate to the shelter, you may go to the Alexander MegaShelter at LSU A, 8125 US 71, Alexandria, LA 71302. The shelter will be opening at 10:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2020. This is the registration point, not necessarily the shelter you will be assigned to.
Increased Sheriff Patrol Units will be covering the parish and a parish wide curfew will be in effect beginning Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10 p.m. until sunrise each day until the mandatory evacuation is lifted.