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Officials issue voluntary evacuation for parts of Ascension Parish

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Officials in Ascension Parish have issued a voluntary evacuation for parts of St. Amant, Acy and Sorrento.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said the order is a precautionary measure.

It is believed the floodwaters left by Isaac will rise even more. A flash flood warning is in effect for the parish.

Officials said the voluntary evacuation area is south of LA 934 (Gold Place Road), east of LA 431 and LA 941 (Brittany Tower Road), north of I-10 to the I-10/US 61 crossover, continuing north to LA 934.

A shelter has been setup at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center's Trade Mart building at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales.

It will be operated by the Red Cross.

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