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Buses ready to help Jeff Davis Parish residents evacuate

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 07:56:41-04

Buses will be running Thursday in Jeff Davis Parish to help residents to evacuate from Hurricane Delta.

Abby Breidenbach was LIVE on GMA with more information on how residents can catch a bus.

Buses ready to help Jeff Davis Parish residents evacuate

A Mandatory evacuation was issued for the parish on Wednesday, October 7.

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.

Officials say there will be no shelters opened in the parish.

The buses are specifically for parish residents 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 and no pets are allowed.

One carry on luggage per 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, officials say those residents may go to the Alexandria 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.

To see other evacuation orders in Acadiana, click here.

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