List of evacuation orders in Louisiana
Hurricane Laura threatens coastal communities
Hurricane Laura has prompted mandatory and voluntary evacuations for the following towns and parishes in Louisiana as of Wednesday afternoon:
- Calcasieu Parish
- Cameron Parish
- Jefferson Parish communities of Grand Isle, Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point, and Barataria
- Lafourche Parish communities south of the Leon Theriot Flood Gate
- Terrebonne Parish areas south of Morganza levee system
- Acadia Parish
- Bauregard Parish (low-lying areas and mobile home residents)
- Iberia Parish
- Jeff Davis Parish
- Lafayette Parish
- St. Martin Parish (lower)
- St. Mary Parish
- Tangipahoa Parish (low-lying areas south of La. 22)
- Vermillion Parish
- Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, and Irish Bayou
Laura emerged in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday morning. As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, Laura was in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico traveling toward the southwestern Louisiana coast at about 17 mph. The storm emerged as a Category 3 overnight and is expected to strike Cameron Parish early Thursday as a Category 4 with sustained winds of 145 mph and gusts of 170 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for the stretch of coast from San Luis Pass, Texas to Intracoastal City, Louisiana in Vermillion Parish. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Intracoastal City to the mouth of the Mississippi River.
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