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Vermilion Parish Issues Mandatory Evacuation
Effective immediately, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has ordered a Mandatory Evacuationlow lying areas that are flood prone and trailors. If the storm maintains its current track and projected strength as a CAT 3 or higher, it will cause massive tidal flooding with a possible 11 foot or higher storm surge and catastrophic wind damage to structures in Vermilion Parish creating a very dangerous situation to include loss of life.
Evacuation for these areas are Mandatory:
• Any low lying areas prone to flooding and trailers
Those choosing to stay and face this very dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after the storm and surge has passed and it is sag. "Please evacuate and if you choose to stay and we can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it in a Ziploc bag in your pocket".
Voluntary Evacuation for all areas below LA Hwy 14.
State Of Emergency Declared For St. Martin Parish Due To Impending Hurricane
Voluntary Evacuation Of Lower St. Martin Parish
Due to impending Hurricane Delta, Parish President Chester Cedars has declared a State of Emergency for St. Martin Parish and has requested a voluntary evacuation of Lower St. Martin Parish (Stephensville and Belle River) effective immediately.
In addition, St. Martin Parish Schools will be closed on Thursday October 8, 2020, and Friday, October 9, 2020.
Lafayette issues Voluntary Evacuation
LAfayette, LA- Mayor-President Josh Guillory and administrations of all municipalities in Lafayette Parish encourage residents to voluntary evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta. Delta has the potential to cause flooding, wind damage, and power outages.
The voluntary evacuation includes residents who live in low-lying, flood-prone areas, and those who live along waterways where water could rise. It also includes those who have medical needs that require electricity or have serious medical conditions that could require emergency care during the hurricane. Emergency medical services will not be available during the storm.
Residents should prepare their homes and property and gather personal belongings, including an emergency supply kit, and are encouraged to leave the area by Thursday afternoon.
Iberia Parish Government Issues a Voluntary Evacuation
Iberia Parish President M.Larry Richard is recommending that all residents of Iberia Parish consider voluntarily evacuating as soon as possible, epecially those:
- Living in areas vulnerable to potential storm surge;
- Living in low- lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams and drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past;
- living in a structure that has experienced flooding following heavy rain events;
- Without hurricane- safe housing;
- Having special medical needs; and/or
- Having special transportation needs
For information and questions regarding Parish Government closures and evacuations, call 337-492-5451 and someone will assist you with this information.
St. Landry Parish issues voluntary evacuation
St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard has issued a voluntary evacuation for residents living in flood-prone areas and those living in manufactured homes.
St. Mary Parish issues Mandatory evacuation
Parish President David Hanagriff has called for a mandatory evacuation for south of the Intracoastal Waterway which includes Burns Point & Cypremort Point areas. Due to covid no shelters of last resort will be available. If you do not feel safe please make arrangements to leave.
There is a voluntary evacuation for the entire west side of the parish that begins at 12 noon, Thursday, Oct. 8.
Jefferson Davis Parish issues Mandatory evacuation
Sheriff Ivy Woods OEP director 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.