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Mandatory Evacuation:

  • Assumption Parish
  • Grand Isle
  • St. Charles Parish
  • St. James Parish - low-lying areas and mobile homes located within St. James Parish, goes into effect Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government issued a Mandatory Evacuation for the following low-lying areas of the parish:  Dularge- South of Dr. Beatrous Rd. bridge near the Dularge Gym ,Grand Caillou-South of Woodlawn Ranch Rd. ,Little Caillou- South of Lacache Middle School , Montegut -South of Montegut Fire Station , Pointe aux Chenes-South of Pointe Aux Chenes Elementary School



Voluntary Evacuations:

  • Ascension
  • Livingston
  • St. James
  • St. John
  • Tangipahoa
  • Terrebonne Parish the following areas are under Voluntary Evacuation: Dularge - South of the Dularge overpass due to potential highway flooding near the beginning of LA Hwy 315,Little Caillou-South of Duplantis Bridge to Lacache Middle School , Areas south of the Klondyke bridge covering lower Bourg, upper Montegut, and upper Pointe aux Chenes




  • American Red Cross Shelters:
  • St. Helena Central High School: 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg, LA 70441
  • Plaquemine Senior High School: 59595 Belleview Drive, Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Doyle High School: 20480 Circle Drive, Livingston, LA 70754
  • Hammond Jr. High: 111 J. W. Davis Drive, Hammond, LA 70403
  • Hammond West Side Upper School: 2600 Westpark Avenue, Hammond. LA 70403
  • Natalbany Elementary School: 47370 N. Morrison Boulevard, Natalbany. LA 70451
  • Nesom Middle School: 14417 Highway 442 West, Tickfaw, LA 70466
  • Amite High School: 403 S. Laurel St., Amite, LA 70422
  • Franklinton High School: 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA. 70438
  • What to Bring to a Shelter: A shelter is a place of safety for those whose homes are unsafe. There is very little privacy in a Red Cross shelter, and the conditions are often crowded. If you choose to go to a shelter, take supplies with you.
    • Special dietary food
    • Prescriptions
    • Baby food, diapers, other baby supplies
    • Cards, games, books, snacks
    • Clothing
    • Toiletries/personal hygiene items
    • Bedding: blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, air mattresses
    • Important papers in waterproof container (examples: insurance, wills, financial records, Social Security cards, birth/marriage/death certificates, inventory of valuable household goods, etc.)
    • You may want to put these supplies in a watertight storage bin, duffel bag or backpack
    • No smoking, firearms, weapons or alcoholic beverages are allowed in Red Cross shelters
  • Ascension Parish: Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Rick Webre said the locations, Donaldsonville High School and Dutchtown High School, will open at 5 a.m.
    "If our residents decide to use the shelters, they need to make sure and bring enough supplies to last them a couple of days," Webre said.
    He said they need to necessary items like blankets, water, non-perishable food items, medicines, prescription eyewear, infant formula and diapers.
    Cots will be available for the elderly and those with physical ailments that prevent mobility.
  • Assumption Parish: A shelter of last resort opened on Tuesday at 8 a.m. The shelter is at the Belle Rose Middle School, 7717 Highway 1 in Belle Rose. The school will be running off of generator power, however, all evacuees should bring ALL necessary items such as sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, toiletries, personal hygiene items, medicines, food, water, and personal identification.  NO COTS WILL BE PROVIDED!
  • St. James Parish: Two official St. James Parish shelters will open for parish residents only at, Lutcher High School in Lutcher and St. James Parish High School in St. James, starting Monday at 6 p.m. DEADLINE FOR ASSISTED EVACUATION IS 3:30 PM. Special needs assistance may be requested by calling EOC at (985) 783-5050.
  • Livingston Parish A third shelter will open in Livingston Parish. The shelter will be located at Albany High School and will open at 6 pm today.Just like the other two shelters at Doyle High School and Live Oak Middle School , the shelter at Albany High School will be supervised by the Red Cross. People using the shelter will have to provide their own transportation.
  • St.James Parish-The St. James High School shelter is closed. We are currently housing 38 people at the Lutcher High School shelter, which will close tomorrow at noon. To find out the status of residents housed in shelters, contact the American Red Cross at 985.652.2222.
  • Tangipahoa Parish:Has 965 residents in seven(7) parish shelters and 3 companion pets are being care for by the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter.Shelter locations are as follows: Hammond West Side Elementary Montessori School, Hammond Junior High Magnet School, Natalbany Elementary School, Nesom Middle School, Amite High School, and Kentwood High Magnet School.  Residents who utilize the parish shelters should bring food, water, bedding, medications, and any other personal items that they may need. Residents who evacuate to shelters with pets:  must have the pet in a carrier, with an adequate leash, collar, food, bowls, and medications.  Please note that the pets will be transported to a separate site for housing and care.  PETS WILL NOT BE HOUSED AT THE SHELTER FOR RESIDENTS.
  • Terrebonne Parish: has a shelter open at the Houma Municipal Auditorium located at 800 Verret Street. Residents needing transportation to the parish shelter should contact the Terrebonne Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness at (985) 873-6357. Those going to the parish shelter should bring food, water, bedding and any other necessary supplies such as medications and baby supplies they will need to sustain themselves and their families for 72 hours (3 Days), as these items WILL NOT be provided at the shelter. A temporary pet shelter is open at the West Houma Gym on Williams Avenue. This temporary shelter is ONLY available for the pets of those residents who are staying at the parish shelter at the Municipal Auditorium.
  • West Baton Rouge Parish: The Erwinville Community Center and the Addis VFW Hall will be open as shelters beginning at 1pm Tuesday. Should the need arise, these shelters will open earlier.  Please make arrangements for your pets as they are not allowed in the shelters.


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