Ike Storm Surge Info for LA

Sep 11, 2008 by

Please be advised that many parishes in low lying areas in LA have begun or expect to receive storm surges from Hurricane Ike. Below is an update that was received from Heather Hilliard, positioned at the NO Emergency Operations Center, at 12:00pm today. Please contact local media and news sources for more up to date information regarding information for your civil parish. Please advise employees regarding this situation. You may also seek parish information on www.emergncy.louisiana.gov for information on evacuation orders.

  • Orleans – NO East, Venetian Isle, closed and evacuating, already have storm surge flooding (Hwy 90 closed).
  • Jefferson – Considering a voluntary evacuation from Lafitte. Planning to shut down operation of Food Stamp facility at 4:00 pm today.
  • Lafourche – road closing in southern parish due to flooding as of 0700 this am.
  • Plaquemines – Recommending voluntary evacuation of the southern and eastern portion. Considering declaring a state of emergency and mandatory FEMA trailer evacuation.
  • St. Bernard – Voluntary evacuation from outside the levee area.
  • St. Charles – Water is rising, and declared a voluntary evacuation.
  • St. James – Monitor the situation and shutting the Food Stamp office tomorrow.
  • St. John – Closed last POD last night. Keeping the Food Stamp office open today.
  • St. Tammany – Projected to have water in some residential places. Will keep the Food Stamp office open and shelter in place.
  • Terrebonne – Voluntary evacuation in southern parish. Preparing to shelter in place rather than mandatory evacuation (may change with last weather update).
  • Grand Isle – Mandatory evacuation today.
  • Acadia – monitoring the situation. Their sw quadrant floods, but they are not calling evacuation at this time.
  • Beauregard – Voluntary evacuations are ongoing, though I think they said mandatory for certain areas (like Calc).
  • Calcasieu – Mandatory evacuations for low lying areas and those in trailers. The evacuation point for CTNs is the Civic Center, and that started rolling at 8am. Also, road closures for the I-10 E are anticipated b/c most of the Texas Counties are already evacuating to the east and south of Houston… this mainstreaming of traffic to stay on the I-10 will allow Cameron and south Calc to keep evacuating and help Vermilion get out.
  • Cameron has been doing mandatory evac and is seeing good response. They have 25 medical needs folks to evacuate.
  • Iberia is not going to evacuate – this may change with surge already happening. The food stamp office will remain open today but close for tomorrow.
  • St. Mary is going to evacuate two lower areas of the parish that still had no power and were damaged in Gustav. Food stamp offices will remain open today and close tomorrow until further notice.
  • St. Martin lower will evacuate; St. Martin upper is not going to evacuate at this time.
  • Vermilion – mandatory evac as of 1130hrs below hwy 14.

Hat tip to Alli

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