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Mandatory evacuation order issued for all of Cameron Parish

Begins Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 am
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Posted at 8:38 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 09:38:46-04

A Mandatory Evacuation order has been issued for all of Cameron Parish beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, August 25.

The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness says that driving conditions are expected to remain favorable until mid-day on Wednesday, August 26.

OHSEP says that all campers/travel trailers should also be removed from the areas of evacuation.

Residents will be allowed to re-enter the evacuated areas until tropical storm force winds arrive. Once this takes place, OHSEP says that traveling will no longer be safe in those areas and that no one will be allowed to enter.

Laura is expected to make landfall as a Major Hurricane. High winds, heavy rain, high water, downed trees, and power outages are to be expected with this system.

To see the latest from the KATC Weather Team, click here.

Residents are advised to monitor their local radio and television stations, NOAA weather radio and social media for broadcast concerning storm threats or future developments for Cameron Parish.

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