Lafourche Parish finalizes hurricane evacuation plans

Lafourche Parish finalizes hurricane evacuation plans

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - If a hurricane threatens Southeast Louisiana, Lafourche Parish Government has its game plan ready.

Officials announced they recently signed agreements to handle transportation, housing and feeding evacuees in the event Lafourche Parish residents are forced to leave their homes.

The parish says it has signed a memorandums of understanding with the Lafourche Parish School Board and the City of Monroe to house Lafourche Parish residents in the event an evacuation is ordered.

Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and Director of Homeland Security Josh Champagne have also signed agreements to transport citizens to Monroe should the need arise.

The parish says it has also secured an agreement with the American Red Cross to provide meals for evacuees both housed locally and those who would seek shelter in Monroe.

Lafourche Parish residents who anticipate they will need help evacuating should call the parish at 985-532-8174 and asked to be placed on a list for pick up.

"We want all residents to be prepared as we enter the peak of hurricane season," said Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle.

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