***Mandatory Evacuation & Sheltering Information****
There is a Mandatory Evacuation in effect for the entire Eastbank of the parish and for the Westbank from the floodgate in Oakville to Venice.
The reason for this evacuation is out of an abundance of caution due to information received from our Federal and State partners of the possibly overtopping of the Mississippi River Levee in these areas due to the high river event.
There will be no evacuation shelters open within Plaquemines Parish. Those residents that are in need of evacuation assistance information may contact 504-934-6940 or report to the Belle Chasse Auditorium. Plaquemines Parish has an agreement to house residents in the city of West Monroe. Residents will be transported via Plaquemines Parish School Board buses from Belle Chasse to West Monroe. There are currently no public shelters open within the State.