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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - CONSIDER VOLUNTARILY EVACUATING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE -  10/7/2020
Emergency

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

IBERIA PARISH GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE


Iberia Parish, Louisiana is currently facing the imminent threat of high winds, heavy rains, storm surges and flooding as a result of Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall in Louisiana as a major hurricane Friday, October 9, 2020. Therefore, an Emergency Declaration was previously issued by me, effective at 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

After consultation with representatives of the National Weather Service, the Iberia Parish Office Of Emergency Preparedness, our local emergency preparedness partners and other similar agencies, I AM RECOMMENDING THAT ALL RESIDENTS OF IBERIA PARISH CONSIDER VOLUNTARILY EVACUATING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE:

* Living in areas vulnerable to potential storm surges;

* Living in low-lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams and drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past;

* Living in a structure that has experienced flooding following heavy rain events;

* Without hurricane-safe housing;

* Having special medical needs; and/or

* Having special transportation needs

I am also encouraging all of our residents to check their emergency supplies, create a protective plan of action for their families and pets and continue to monitor Iberia PINS (Parish Information Notification System) and our local news media for future weather updates. Those residents that wish to evacuate should begin that process immediately. Residents who choose to remain behind may find themselves without power and unable to be rescued, provided with lifesaving assistance or leave the area due to high winds, floodwaters and storm debris.


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