Lower St. Martin Parish is under a voluntary evacuation order.
On Facebook, St. Martin Parish Government posted the order is effective immediately.
The voluntary evacuation is necessary to afford any and all residents ample opportunity to evacuate the area because of the prospective storm surge and potential high water conditions which may be enhanced as a consequence of Tropical Storm Barry. Anyone who wishes to comply with the voluntary evacuation and needs assistance can call the Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness at (337) 394-2808. Moreover, any questions associated with the Order should contact that number.
All St. Martin Parish Government offices will be closed Friday, July 12, except for essential emergency personnel.