TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A mandatory parish-wide evacuation order was issued in Terrebonne Parish ahead of Hurricane Ida by Parish President Gordon Dove.
The notice goes into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday and a curfew will go into effect at 6 p.m. the same day. The order states that no evacuation shelters will be open in the parish.
Transporation from H.L. Bourgeois High School starts at 6 a.m. Saturday and will go to the Parish’s Point-to-Pointe Shelter (City of Monroe Civic Center) in Monroe. The order says the evacuees will be housed and fed. The Houma Police Department and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office officers will provide security.
Anyone who needs a ride to H.L. Bourgeois should contact the EOC at 873-6357. Individuals with special needs should contact the Louisiana Department of Hospitals Triage at 1-800-228-9409.
“Terrebonne Parish is as prepared for the impacts of this storm as we can be,” stated Parish President Dove. “Nevertheless, given the projected strength and storm surge of Hurricane Ida, we must ask residents to evacuate for their safety. We will continue to monitor the situation during the storm and provide critical information concerning developments that impact the parish and public safety during the storm,” he added.
The evacuation order suggests early evacuation as the parish is expected to experience storm surges and powerful winds.