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Evacuation orders issued ahead of Hurricane Delta

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:05:55-04

Acadia Parish

Acadia Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation for the entire parish. Those who live in structures that cannot withstand tropical or hurricane-force winds, are encouraged to evacuate. At this time, a local or state shelter is not open. Residents who choose to evacuate should seek shelter with family, friends, or at a hotel and prepare their homes accordingly. Whether residents evacuate or shelter in place, the Police Jury encourages everyone to have enough supplies on hand for 3-4 days. Those who evacuate can stay updated on crucial road information such as detours, closures, and delays by visiting the Louisiana DOTD website or 511LA.org.

Calcasieu Parish

A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Calcasieu Parish.

Residents in low-lying areas, those without hurricane-safe housing or those with medical needs are strongly advised to evacuate. Despite the mandatory evacuation, residents will be allowed back in the parish as soon as the storm passes.

In addition, a dusk-to-dawn -7 p.m.-6 a.m.- curfew has been established beginning Thursday until it is deemed safe to lift it. The curfew affects all residents, except those who are considered essential personnel. Essential employees should keep their work IDs with them at all times.

Calcasieu Parish residents who need transportation to the congregate shelter in Alexandria, LA should report to one of the following pickup sites:

  • Bell City Fire Station, 8141 Galley Road
  • DeQuincy: Southeast corner of LA 27 and LA 12
  • Carlyss: Stine Parking Lot, HWY. 27 South
  • Iowa High School Stadium Parking Lot, 401 W. Miller Ave.
  • Moss Bluff Tractor Supply, 181 US 171
  • Starks VFW, 4402 LA 12
  • Sulphur: Kroger Parking Lot, 1421 S. Beglis Parkway
  • Vinton: Love's Travel Stop, 2024A West St.
  • Westlake Recreation Center, 1221 Sampson St.

Parish transit buses will stop at each location hourly through 10 p.m. today and from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Thursday for pickups. City of Lake Charles buses will be running regular routes during these hours and will pick up evacuees at city bus stops.

Residents who are unable to get to a pickup location may call 211 to request assistance with transportation. Call 337-721-3800 or 211 for information.

Evangeline Parish

Evangeline Parish Police Jury President, Ryan Williams, is issuing a VOLUNTARY Evacuation for flood prone and low lying areas and/or if you live in a structure that may not withstand high winds. You should make arrangements NOW to stay with family or friends, or possibly go West towards Texas.

Cameron Parish

In preparation for Hurricane Delta, the Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is, once again, placing the majority of the Parish under a Mandatory Order of Evacuation; effective as of 6:00am on Thursday, October 8, 2020. In Hackberry, only the areas south of Kelso Bayou Bridge will be placed under the evacuation due to the likelihood of water inundating the roadway. You will have until Tropical Storm force winds arrive to enter and exit the parish, which are expected on Friday, October 9th by 6:00am. Delta is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane.

Anticipated Effects from Delta include:

• Storm surge
• Hurricane/Tropical Storm force winds
• Heavy rainfall
• Interruption of utilities and services.

Travel trailers that have been brought into coastal areas for work purposes should be pulled out. If you have been working at your property, make sure to secure as much as you can and have your roof tarped if you haven’t done so. Also, make sure that you document any progress or repairs that you have made up to this point.

Iberia Parish

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for areas of Iberia Parish. Residents with special medical needs should call for assistance with shelter and transportation.

Parish President Larry Richard ordered the mandatory evacuation of all residents of Iberia Parish living west of US Highway 90 and South of Louisiana highway 14.

Residents affected by the mandatory evacuation are asked to be out of the area by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday October 8, 2020. No pre-storm shelters will be open in Iberia Parish.

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Iberia Parish residents with special medical needs are asked to call 1-800-901-3210 for an initial evaluation of the need for evacuation transportation services and shelter assistance.
After calling, those that qualify should report to the New Iberia veteran memorial building located in the New Iberia City Park at 500 Marie Street beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday October 8, 2020.

Iberia Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation for some residents in the parish.

The entire Town of Delcambre will be under a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Delta. Residents in all areas of the town are asked to be out by 5:00 pm Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Voluntary Evacuation

Parish President Larry Richard says that those in the parish who are in low lying areas or have medical needs or require special transportation should consider heeding the voluntary evacuations.

All residents should consider voluntarily evacuating as soon as possible, an order reads, espcially those who

  • Are living in area vulnerable to potential storm surges
  • Living in low-lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams and drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past
  • Living in structures that have experienced flooding following heavy rain events
  • Without hurricane-safe housing
  • Having special medical needs
  • Having special transportation needs

Richard asks that residents check their emergency supplies and create a plan of action ahead of Delta. "Residents who choose to remain behind may find themselves without power and unable to be rescued, provided with lifesaving assistance or leave the area due to high winds, floodwaters and storm debris."

Jeff Davis Parish

Mandatory evacuation for Jefferson Davis Parish. All non-essential personnel must leave the area immediately. 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. 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 have to wear masks. No pets allowed.

One carry on luggage each 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 10:00 pm until sunrise each day until the mandatory evacuation is lifted.

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish President has issued a voluntary evacuation for parish residents living in flood-prone areas and those living in manufactured homes. "We highly encourage you to stay with friends or family during the storm or to look for shelter north of the parish," said Bellard. "We want everyone in the parish to be safe, and we saw the effects of Hurricane Laure on mobile homes in the Lake Charles area." Bellard also signed an executive order issue a parish-wide curfew during the hours of the expected landfall of Hurricane Delta. This curfew will be in effect between noon Friday, October 7, through 8 a.m. Saturday, October 8. Only essential workers responding to Hurricane Delta's recovery should be on the roads during this time.

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish has issued a mandatory evacuation for areas south of the Intracoastal Canal west of the Wax Lake Outlet to the Iberia Parish line. Effective at noon on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
This includes areas of Cypremort Point and Burns Point.

A voluntary evacuation has been issued for the entire west side of the parish beginning at noon on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
This area is west of the Wax Lake outlet to the Iberia Parish line.

Due to COVID-19 no shelters of last resort will be available. Hanagriff say that if you do not feel safe please make arrangements to leave.

VERMILION PARISH
Vermilion Parish has made changes to their evacuations. The Office of Emergency Preparedness confirmed to KATC that changes were made over what evacuations would be mandatory.

Evacuations 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 that it does not come to this!

A voluntary evacuation has been issued for all areas below LA Hwy 14

DELCAMBRE

The entire Town of Delcambre will be under a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Delta. Residents in all areas of the town are asked to be out by 5:00 pm Thursday, October 8, 2020.

LAFAYETTE PARISH

Lafayette Parish officials are encouraging residents to voluntary evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta.

The voluntary evacuation order 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.

LAFAYETTE PARISH HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTES

LEAVING FROM LAFAYETTE PARISH
All north bound traffic leaves Lafayette Parish on I-49 NORTH.
· If you are leaving from South of I-10, use Ambassador Caffery Pkwy (and then I-10 EAST) or Evangeline Thruway to join I-49 NORTH.
· If you are leaving from North of I-10, join I-49 NORTH and continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.

US 90 > I-49 ROUTE
Traveling north on US 90 from New Iberia, when you get to Ambassador Caffery Parkway (LA 3073), you have the option of either turning left onto Ambassador Caffery Parkway and following it, or continuing straight ahead on US 90 continuing north past Broussard. The name of this portion of US 90 within the City of Lafayette is Evangeline Thruway.

When you get to University Ave (by the Lafayette Regional Airport), you have the option of either turning left onto University Ave and following it north, or continuing north on the Evangeline Thruway. If you turn left onto University Ave, follow it north through Carencro until you merge with I-49 and then continue north on I-49.

If you opt not to turn, continue north on Evangeline Thruway. When you get to the intersection of the Evangeline Thruway and Louisiana Avenue, you have the option of either turning right onto Louisiana Avenue, or continuing North on the Evangeline Thruway.

If you turn right onto Louisiana Avenue, follow it until you get to I-10. Turn left (west) onto I-10 and then right (north) onto I-49 towards Opelousas. If you opt not to turn, continue North on the Evangeline Thruway towards Opelousas. US 90 will leave the evacuation route at Mudd Avenue; do not turn there. This route will pass under I-10 and the name of Evangeline Thruway will change to I-49. Continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.

LA 89 > PINHOOK ROAD > UNIVERSITY AVE (LA182) > I-49
Traveling north on LA 89, the route goes through Youngsville. The route continues to Pinhook Road (LA182). Turn left on Pinhook Road and follow it to University Avenue. Turn left on University Avenue and follow it north to I-10. At I-10, you have the option of either turning right (east) on I-10 to go over to I-49 and then turn north on I-49, or continuing north on University Avenue (LA182) through the City of Carencro until you get to I-49 and then go north on I-49. Continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.

LA 339 > Ambassador Caffery Pwky. > I-10 > I-49
Traveling north on LA 339 from Erath, cross LA 92. LA 339 is called Verot School Road in Lafayette Parish. About 2.2 miles north of LA 92, there is a major intersection. Turn left there onto Ambassador Caffery Parkway (LA 3073). Continue north on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. until it intersects with I-10. Join I-10 EAST for about 3 miles. Exit I-10 EAST at Exit 103B onto I-49 NORTH. Continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.

US 167 > Ambassador Caffery Pwky. > I-10 > I-49
Traveling north on US 167 from Abbeville, cross LA 733 (E. Broussard Rd.). About 2.2 miles after crossing LA 733 there is a major intersection. Turn left there onto Ambassador Caffery Pwky (LA 3073). Continue north on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. until it intersects with I-10. Join I-10 EAST for about 3 miles. Exit I-10 EAST at Exit 103B onto I-49 NORTH. Continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.

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