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Iberia Parish President recommends voluntary evacuation for all residents

Posted at 10:39 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 23:39:54-04

Out of an abundance of caution, Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard is recommending that ALL RESIDENTS of Iberia Parish consider VOLUNTARILY EVACUATING, especially those

- Living in areas vulnerable to potential storm surges
- Having special needs
- Living in low-lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams, and/or drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past
- Living in a structure that has experienced flooding following heavy rain events

Richard issued an emergency declaration for the parish ahead of Marco and Laura effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Those residents who wish to evacuate should begin that process immediately.

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