The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, using weather information from all available sources, is now issuing a MANDATORY Order of Evacuation as of 1:00PM on Monday, August 24, 2020. This includes the lower Parish communities south of the Intracoastal Waterway of Johnson Bayou, Holly Beach, Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier and Big Lake and areas south of Kelso Bayou Bridge in Hackberry. We also advise residents of Cameron Parish who live in an area not listed, that are prone to flooding, to also take all preliminary precautions and finalize their evacuation preparation plans at this time due to Tropical System Laura. Driving conditions are expected to remain favorable until mid-day on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Campers/travel trailers should also be removed from the areas of evacuation.
Tropical Storm Force Winds are expected to begin coming onshore as early as Wednesday evening. Residents will be allowed to re-enter the evacuated areas as long as conditions permit. Once it is determined that traveling is no longer safe in these areas, no one will be allowed to enter.
Localized heavy rains, high water, downed trees, and power outages are to be expected with this system.
Residents are advised to monitor their local radio and television stations, NOAA weather radio and social media for broadcast concerning a tropical storm threat or future development for Cameron Parish.
For information concerning Cameron Parish please call us at 337-775-7048 or 337-775-5718.