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Calcasieu Parish lifts mandatory evacuation, curfew remains in effect

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:12:25-04

The mandatory evacuation order in Calcasieu Parish has been lifted.

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury President Tony Guillory announced during a press conference Friday afternoon that the parish's mandatory evacuation is lifted effective at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020.

The parish-wide curfew remains in effect from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m. daily.

Residents who want to return to Calcasieu Parish must understand that basic services remain limited in much of the parish. Residents need to know the status of services in their area before deciding to return home. If you do decide to return home, officials recommend that you look at your property, handle any temporary needs on the property, and be prepared to return to evacuation until services are more fully restored (so strongly consider not checking out of the hotel where you are staying).

Residents who return to the parish and decide to stay must be self-sufficient.

For more information on what the lifting of the mandatory evacuation order means, visit calcasieuparish.gov.

Entergy representatives report that around 68,000 customers remain without power in the parish; 22,000 customers have power available to them. Entergy had 1,600 transmission structures destroyed during Laura and officials called the restoration a "monumental task."

Watch the update from parish officials below:

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