Closures, evacuation, sand bag locations, curfews and more info ahead of Hurricane Delta

Updated: Oct 8, 2020


Hurricane Delta is expanded to make landfall as a major storm in Acadiana--Information about school closures, evacuations, sandbag locations, and curfews are below.


School Parishes closed:

Calcasieu (October 7th thru. October 9th)

Jeff Davis (October 8th thru. October 9th)

Iberia (October 8th thru. October 9th)

Vermilion (October 8th thru October 9th)

Lafayette (October 8th thru. October 9th)

St. Landry (October 8th thru. October 9th)

St. Martin (October 8th thru. October 9th)

Acadia (October 8th thru. October 9th)

Lafayette Christian Academy (October 8th-9th)

Evangeline- (October 8th-9th)

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EVACUATIONS (Voluntary and Mandatory will be specified):

Lafayette Parish- voluntary

Acadia Parish- voluntary

St. Landry- voluntary


Iberia Parish

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for areas of Iberia Parish. Residents with special medical needs should call for assistance with shelter and transportation.

Parish President Larry Richard ordered the mandatory evacuation of all residents of Iberia Parish living west of US Highway 90 and South of Louisiana highway 14.

Residents affected by the mandatory evacuation are asked to be out of the area by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday October 8, 2020. No pre-storm shelters will be open in Iberia Parish.





Vermilion Parish-

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

Cameron Parish

In preparation for Hurricane Delta, the Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is, once again, placing the majority of the Parish under a Mandatory Order of Evacuation; effective as of 6:00am on Thursday, October 8, 2020. In Hackberry, only the areas south of Kelso Bayou Bridge will be placed under the evacuation due to the likelihood of water inundating the roadway. You will have until Tropical Storm force winds arrive to enter and exit the parish, which are expected on Friday, October 9th by 6:00am. Delta is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane.

Anticipated Effects from Delta include:

• Storm surge • Hurricane/Tropical Storm force winds • Heavy rainfall • Interruption of utilities and services.

Travel trailers that have been brought into coastal areas for work purposes should be pulled out. If you have been working at your property, make sure to secure as much as you can and have your roof tarped if you haven’t done so. Also, make sure that you document any progress or repairs that you have made up to this point.

St. Mary Parish

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for portions of St. Mary Parish ahead of Hurricane Delta. Parish President David Hanagriff has called for a mandatory evacuation for south of the Intracoastal Waterway. That includes Burns Point and Cypremort Point areas. Due to COVID-19 no shelters of last resort will be available. Hanagriff say that if you do not feel safe please make arrangements to leave.

Cameron Parish

In preparation for Hurricane Delta, the Cameron Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is, once again, placing the majority of the Parish under a Mandatory Order of Evacuation; effective as of 6:00am on Thursday, October 8, 2020. In Hackberry, only the areas south of Kelso Bayou Bridge will be placed under the evacuation due to the likelihood of water inundating the roadway. You will have until Tropical Storm force winds arrive to enter and exit the parish, which are expected on Friday, October 9th by 6:00am. Delta is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane.

Anticipated Effects from Delta include:

• Storm surge • Hurricane/Tropical Storm force winds • Heavy rainfall • Interruption of utilities and services.

Travel trailers that have been brought into coastal areas for work purposes should be pulled out. If you have been working at your property, make sure to secure as much as you can and have your roof tarped if you haven’t done so. Also, make sure that you document any progress or repairs that you have made up to this point.


Jeff Davis Parish

Mandatory evacuation for Jefferson Davis Parish. All non-essential personnel must leave the area immediately. Critical or essential workforce are exempt, but they are expected to seek shelter prior to the onset of emergency conditions. There will be no shelters opened. Arrangements have been set up for individuals who need assistance with transportation out of the parish. There will be buses for people who need them; residents will be evacuated to shelters elsewhere in the state.

Buses will be leaving at 11:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2020 from the following locations:

  • Fenton High school Lacassine High school

  • Lake Arthur High school Hathaway High school

  • Elton High school Welsh High school

  • Jeff Davis fairgrounds.

All evacuees have to wear masks. No pets allowed.

One carry on luggage each person.

(Wheelchair bound persons need to report to Jeff Davis Fairgrounds for evacuation)

If you have transportation and want to self-evacuate to the shelter, you may go to the Alexander MegaShelter at LSU A, 8125 US 71, Alexandria, LA 71302. The shelter will be opening at 10:00 am Thursday, October 8, 2020. This is the registration point, not necessarily the shelter you will be assigned to.

Increased Sheriff Patrol Units will be covering the parish and a parish wide curfew will be in effect beginning Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm until sunrise each day until the mandatory evacuation is lifted

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SANDBAG LOCATIONS:

ACADIA PARISH

Crowley

Sandbags will be available at the Crowley Public Works building, located at 220 Jack Mitchell Road Wednesday, October 7th, and tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You must be a resident of Crowley and provide a valid driver's license when picking up the sandbags. A total of 6 sandbags per address will be provided. City Hall will be closed on Friday, October 9th.


IBERIA PARISH

Iberia Parish Sandbag locations:

  • BOM Fire Station

  • Grand Marais Fire Station

  • Coteau Fire Station

  • Rynella Fire Station

  • Delcambre City Barn

  • Loreauville Park

  • Lydia Fire Station

  • Jeanerette City Barn

  • Jeanerette (church Street/ Bourgeois Drive - Behind the fire station)

  • Acadian Ballpark (401 N. Landry Dr.)

Shovels will not be provided and residents should be prepared to fill their own sandbags


LAFAYETTE PARISH

Sandbag sites are available throughout Lafayette Parish. All locations are self-bagging, and residents must bring their own shovel and manpower.

LAFAYETTE SANDBAG LOCATIONS

· North District site at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)

· Brown Park, 1234 E. Pont Des Mouton Road

· Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower


Bags Per Household

· Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door.

· Maximum of 20 sandbags per household.


MUNICIPALITY SANDBAG LOCATIONS


Broussard

· City Hall, 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)

· Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)

· Broadview Drive (by Broussard Community Center)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower.


Carencro

· Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue (behind the Community Center)

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

Duson

· Duson Park at South A Street

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower

Scott

· Public Works Department, 116 Lions Club Road

Sandbags available after noon on Tuesday, October 6

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower


Youngsville

· Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville and a second location off of 4th Street

Self-bagging, bring shovel and manpower



St. Landry Parish Sandbags are available for St. Landry Parish residents at the Yambilee Building (1939 W. Landry, Opelousas) Wednesday and Thursday. There is a 10-bag limit per car. Citizens in parish municipalities should check with their local government for local sandbag locations.



ST. MARTIN PARISH

Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday – TBD Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy Clayton Boudreaux Memorial Park-1028 Catahoula Hwy Paul Angelle Park (Cecilia)-2458 Cecilia Sr. H.S. Hwy South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road


LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH Wednesday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday – 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday – TBD Bus turn-a-round on East Stephensville Road Stephensville Park Across the road from the Belle River Fire Station

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CURFEWS IN ACADIANA:

Iberia Parish

The City of New Iberia has issued a city-wide curfew. The curfew is in effect beginning Thursday, October 8, from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. and Friday, October 9, from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.


St. Landry Parish

A curfew will be in effect between noon Friday, October 9, through 8 a.m. Saturday, October 10. Only essential workers responding to Hurricane Delta's recovery should be on the roads during this time.


Lafayette Parish

A curfew has been set for Friday, October 9th at 12pm to Saturday, October 10th at 6am --

RESOURCES:

Join the Hurricane Delta in Acadiana facebook group-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3013334952106073