The mandatory evacuation has been called because it is anticipated that there will be a time frame where emergency services (ambulance, fire, etc…) will not be able to respond to calls in the parish because of high winds. The emergency responders in our area follow a protocol as to the weather conditions they can respond in (less than 50 mph winds). For a full detailed explanation of the statute regarding evacuation/curfew, please click here.
We have received inquiries regarding the local nursing home… Please note that Heritage Manor Nursing Home residents have not been evacuated and are sheltering in place. The facility is staffed accordingly throughout the impending storm.