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From Parish President M. Larry Richard - Voluntary Evacuation Notice  -  8/27/2021

For more information contact: Prescott Marshall

Iberia Parish, Louisiana is currently facing the imminent threat of high winds, heavy rains, storm surges and flooding as a result of Hurricane Ida currently located in the Caribbean Sea and quickly moving in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Therefore, an Emergency Declaration was previously issued by me, which became effective at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 26, 2021.

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, including, but not limited to the area West of U. S. Highway 90 and South of Louisiana Highway 14; which area is more particularly displayed on the map attached hereto;

* 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.

Voluntary Evacuation Zone Map

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