PARISH BY PARISH: Evacuations starting to be lifted after Marco, Laura
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A parish-by-parish list of evacuations in the area:
Starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, a voluntary evacuation was issued for Lake Catherine, Venetian Isles, Irish Bayou and areas outside the levee protection system.
Residents of the town of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria are under a voluntary evacuation order due to Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng and Mayor of Jean Lafitte Tim Kerner, Jr. issued the order that goes into effect at 6 p.m. CST Saturday, August 22, 2020.
Residents are urged to bring vehicles, boats and campers to higher ground before tides rise ahead of the storms.
A mandatory evacuation was also issued for Grand Isle. Mayor David Camardelle also asks that campers, RV’s and boats evacuate as of 1 p.m. on August 22.
Parish President Kirk Lepine will lift the mandatory evacuation for the Eastbank of Plaquemines Parish and the Westbank of Plaquemines Parish from Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery to Venice starting 1 PM, Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
A Mandatory Evacuation for all residents and businesses South of the Leon Theriot Flood Gate and other low-lying areas goes into effect Sunday, August 23rd, 2020, at noon.
A shelter at the Raceland Recreation Center (241 Recreation Drive, Raceland, LA 70394) will open August 23rd, 2020, at noon.
Please contact the Lafourche Parish Emergency Operations Center at 985-537-7603 prior to evacuating to the shelter for assistance with instructions.
Grand Isle Mayor David Camardell issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION order effective at 9 a.m. Sunday. An evacuation center will be opened at Raceland Recreation Center at 221 Recreation Drive. Storm surge is expected to be 4 to 6 feet above ground.
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