Jason Lamb, a reporter at our sister station WTVF in Nashville, was in St. Martin Parish today and files this story.
St. Martin Parish officials will be enforcing a curfew from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Saturday.
Friday afternoon, officials at the Public Safety Complex were urging resident to wrap up their storm preparations before nightfall.
After landfall, there will be a curfew from dusk Saturday until dawn Sunday.
Parish President Chester Cedars said he and other parish officials had been in briefings all morning before the curfew was set. He said the main worry is strong winds for upper St. Martin, and rain and flooding for lower St. Martin. Lower St. Martin remains under a voluntary evacuation order.
Cedars is telling resident to take this storm very seriously.
"It could be critical in terms of damages adn danger to life and property, so prepare accordingly and pay attention," Cedars said. "Be very diligent in your preparations and your analysis of the situation, and assume the worst."
For those who need help evacuating, you can call the office of Emergency Preparedness at 394-2808.
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