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From Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard - LIMITED AREA MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER HURRICANE DELTA -  10/7/2020
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For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

LIMITED AREA MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER HURRICANE DELTA


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, effective at 5:00 p.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 ORDERING A MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS OF IBERIA PARISH LIVING WEST OF U.S. IDGHWAY 90 AND SOUTH OF LOUISIANA HIGHWAY 14 WHICH EVACUATION AREA IS MORE PARTICULARLY DISPLAYED ON THE MAP ATTACHED HERETO (the "Mandatory Evacuation Area"). This Mandatory Evacuation Order applies to all commercial and residential units located in the Evacuation Area. There will be no pre-storm shelter open in Iberia Parish.

It is strongly recommended that the occupants of those units located in the Mandatory Evacuation Area immediately begin makings plans to leave the area and seek safer shelter. You should be out of the Evacuation Area no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 as it will become increasingly difficult to provide emergency rescue or lifesaving assistance to you after that time. Upon evacuating, you should bring extra clothing, hygiene items and water. Anyone having any questions or needing assistance in complying with this Mandatory Evacuation Order may call the Iberia Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness at (337) 369-4429.

All other residents are encouraged 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 residing outside of the Mandatory Evacuation Area who wish to evacuate should begin that process immediately as it is possible that the current Mandatory Evacuation Area could be expanded to include all of Iberia Parish. 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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