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Mandatory evacuations for parts of Vermilion Parish

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 15:08:59-04

Effective immediately, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation for these areas.

If the storm maintains its current track and projected strength as a CAT 3 or higher, it will cause massive tidal flooding with a possible 11 foot or higher storm surge and catastrophic wind damage to structures in Vermilion Parish creating a very dangerous situation to include loss of life.

Evacuation for these areas are Mandatory:

• Pecan Island;

• Intracoastal City;

• Esther;

• Forked Island;

• Mouton Cove;

Along with the following areas South of LA Hwy 14:

• Erath;

• Delcambre;

• Gueydan; and

• Any low lying areas prone to flooding and trailers

During a mandatory evacuation, rescue efforts do not begin until after the storm and surge has. Parish officials say if you choose to stay and they can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it in a Ziploc bag.

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