POSTED: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 10:18am
UPDATED: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 9:40am
ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA — A mandatory evacuation of all of Assumption Parish has been issued. Assumption Parish is expecting sustained winds of 50 - 70 mph with gusts at 85 mph. Tropical storm force winds are expected by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday and are expected to endure until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Normal conditions are expected by 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.
All Assumption Parish Schools will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Assumption Parish has called for a curfew to go into effect, Tuesday, at midnight, along with a ban on the sale of alcohol. Both curfew and ban on sale of alcohol will be in place until further notice.
A shelter of last resort has been opened on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. The shelter is at Belle Rose Middle School, 7177 Highway 1 in Belle Rose. All evacuees should bring ALL necessary items such as sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, toiletries, personal hygiene items, medicines, food, water, and personal identification. No cots will be provided!
There are currently no road closures in Assumption Parish. DOTD is continually monitoring Highway 70 in the Grand Bayou/Bayou Corne community.
Any resident with medical concerns or special needs should call the TRIAGE LINE at 1-800-228-9409 to be evaluated and cleared for the Special Needs shelter.
If any additional information is needed, please contact the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (985) 369-7386.