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Acadia officials issue voluntary evacuation

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 21:13:06-04

Acadia Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation for parish residents south of Highway 90 in flood-prone areas. Those who live in unstable structures, including mobile homes and other structures that cannot withstand tropical or hurricane-force winds, are encouraged to evacuate immediately.

At this time, a local or state shelter is not open nor available. Residents who choose to evacuate should seek shelter with family, friends, or at a hotel. 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 [511la.org].

For those needing sandbags, locations throughout the parish can be found on the Police Jury’s Facebook page or website at appj.org [appj.org] under news.

Any parish-level questions regarding the evacuation or sandbags can be sent to the Director of the Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Ashley LeBlanc at acadiaohsep@appj.org or call 337-783-4357.