Evacuations ordered in Bayou Corne area
POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 7:46pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 8:20pm
ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (Assumption Parish Police Jury) — The Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has called for a mandatory evacuation effective immediately. The evacuation area is from the home of Randy Rousseau south to all residents within the Bayou Corne Community. The OEP office is currently coordinating with the Red Cross to establish a shelter location ready to be opened at 8:00 on Saturday, August 3, 2012.
Scientists from the State and Federal Government are uncertain of what the actual possible risks are. All agencies will continue to monitor the situation.
The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will continue with 24 hr. operations. At present time, there is no anticipated closure of Highway 70.
The previously noted bubble locations have not changed. If anyone has information on bubbling locations or about a potential origin of the gas, please contact the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (985) 369-7386.