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Voluntary evacuation order issued for areas outside levee system in Orleans Parish

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 15:36:46-04

NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans is issuing a voluntary evacuation order for areas outside of the levee system in Orleans Parish, including Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine and Irish Bayou.

While the storm surge forecast of 3 to 5 feet has not changed, Tropical Storm Cristobal has slowed to approximately 5 mph.

Residents in Orleans' coastal communities are encouraged to understand the prolonged risk of storm surge and make decisions that are right for their families, according to a City of New Orleans press release.

As of now, the Flood Protection Authority East does not anticipate closing the Highway 90 or Highway 11 floodgates.

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