LAFITTE, LA (WVUE) - Officials in the town of Jean Lafitte are calling for a voluntary evacuation of the Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria areas.
With water rising, Mayor of Jean Lafitte Tim Kerner is urging residents to leave the area.
There is high water along Jean Lafitte Boulevard.
Swamped yards could be seen along the highway heading south, from the town of Lafitte.
In some spots, SUVs were forced to slow down.
Workers were preparing sand bags.