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Hurricane Sally - Destination Updates and Resources

Below is the latest destination information and resources for residents and visitors regarding Hurricane Sally. We continue to monitor current storm conditions and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

 

DESTINATION UPDATES

[Updated 9.15.2020 at 11:30 AM CT

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

LA 1 is closed from LA 3090 (Port Fourchon) to Grand Isle.
All Pontoon Bridges in Lafourche Parish are closed to vehicular traffic but remain open to marine traffic. Lift bridges remain open for vehicular traffic but are closed for marine traffic.

EVACUATIONS:

A MANDATORY EVACUATIONis in effect for all areas south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow including Port Fourchon and the Town of Grand Isle (Jefferson Parish), and all low-lying areas of the parish.
A RECOMMENDED EVACUATION has been called for all residents of mobile homes throughout Lafourche Parish.

SHELTER:

Raceland Recreation Center (241 Recreation Drive) is now open as a shelter for evacuees.

CLOSURES:

All Lafourche Parish Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15. Virtual learning will be offered to all students to the best of their ability.
All Nicholls State University classes will move to online through Wednesday, September 16th.
All Catholic Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
The MAX Charter School will be closed for students on Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15.
The Virtual Academy of Lafourche will have virtual learning only on Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15.

OFFICE CLOSURES:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office administrative offices closed until further notice.
Lafourche Parish Government offices will close at noon on Monday and remain closed on Tuesday.
Lafourche Parish District Attorney offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
17th Judicial District Court – all court appearances for Monday and Tuesday are continued.
Lafourche Parish Assessor offices will close at noon on Monday and remain closed on Tuesday.
State of Louisiana offices in Lafourche Parish closed on Monday.
Louisiana's Cajun Bayou Tourism & Visitor Center will be closed starting at 12PM on Monday and remain closed on Tuesday.

PHONE NUMBERS | WEB LINKS:

LPSO: (985) 532-2808 or 911 for emergencies
Lafourche Parish Government Emergency Operations Center: (985) 537-7603
Report a power outage:

Entergy customers: 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749)
SLECA customers: 1-800-256-8826


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Visitor Center Updates

 

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Visitor Center

The visitor center in Raceland will be CLOSED today, September 14th starting at 12PM and remain closed on Tuesday, September 15th. We will continue to monitor current storm conditions and will provide updates as they become available.

Have an update you would like to let us know about? Reach out to us at (985) 537-5800. You can also follow and contact us on social media.  ​

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Resident & Area Resources

 

Sand Bag Distribution

Sand bag distribution is taking place for Lafourche Parish Residents ONLY. Sandbags will be available at these locations beginning at 1pm today (Sunday, September 13) and will be self-fill until further notice. Please bring a shovel. For more information on sand bags click here.

 

Latest Community and Weather Information Links

 - Lafourche Parish Government - Click Here

 - Lafourche Parish Government Facebook - Click Here

 - Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook - Click Here

 -  Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office - Click Here

 - Port  Fourchon Facebook - Click Here

 - Local Emergency Contact Information - Click Here

 - Hurricane & Emergency Preparedness - Click Here

 - Evacuation Information - Click Here

 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Click Here

 - NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) - Click Here

 - NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) - Click Here

 - American Red  Cross - Click Here

 

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