The Alexandria Medical Special Needs Shelter is open.
Anyone who needs to evacuate should first call 211.
A representative will screen callers and route them to the LDH triage line if needed.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory and administrations of all municipalities in Lafayette Parish encourage residents to voluntarily evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta. Delta has the potential to cause flooding, wind damage, and power outages.
The voluntary evacuation includes residents who live in low-lying, flood-prone areas and those who live along waterways where water could rise. It also includes those who have medical needs that require electricity or have serious medical conditions that could require emergency care during the hurricane. Emergency medical services will not be available during the storm.
Residents should prepare their homes and property and gather personal belongings, including an emergency supply kit, and are encouraged to leave the area by Thursday afternoon.
LAFAYETTE PARISH HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTES
LEAVING FROM LAFAYETTE PARISH
All north bound traffic leaves Lafayette Parish on I-49 NORTH.If you are leaving from South of I-10, use Ambassador Caffery Pkwy (and then I-10 EAST) or Evangeline Thruway to join I-49 NORTH.
- If you are leaving from North of I-10, join I-49 NORTH and continue north on I-49 towards Alexandria and points north.
JEFF DAVIS PARISH
Sheriff Ivy Woods, OEP director, is announcing a mandatory evacuation order that applies to the public in general for the entire parish of Jefferson Davis.
All non-essential personnel must leave the area immediately, he said. 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 in Jefferson Davis Parish. 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
and Jeff Davis fairgrounds.
ALL EVACUEES HAVE TO WEAR MASKS- NO PETS ALLOWED-
ONE CARRY ON LUGGAGE LIMIT PER 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.
ST. LANDRY PARISH
St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard issued a voluntary evacuation for parish residents living in flood-prone areas and those living in manufactured homes.
There is also a parish-wide curfew in effect between noon Friday, October 7, through 8 a.m. Saturday, October 8.
Only essential workers responding to Hurricane Delta’s recovery should be on the roads during that time.
ST. MARY PARISH
According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway. The order goes into effect at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.
ST. MARTIN PARISH
Parish President Chester Cedars has requested a voluntary evacuation of lower St. Martin Parish, (Stephensville and Belle River) effective immediately.
Residents are encouraged to prepare emergency supplies, including food, water and medicines, for at least three days.
Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard issued the voluntary evacuation order, for residents in mobile homes and those in low-lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams, and drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past.
Effective immediately, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation for any low lying areas prone to flooding and trailers. There is a Voluntary Evacuation for all areas below LA Hwy 14. 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:• Any low lying areas prone to flooding and trailers. Those choosing to stay and face this very dangerous storm must understand that rescue efforts cannot and will not begin until after the storm and surge have passed and it is safe.
Voluntary Evacuation for all areas below LA Hwy 14.