NEW ORLEANS — As Hurricane Zeta continues to head towards Southeast Louisiana, many parishes are taking precautions and alerting residents that would be most affected to get to safety before the storm makes landfall.
Parishes have issued both Mandatory and Voluntary evacuations for their residents.
Officials are anticipating heavy rainfall, storm surge with elevated tides and strong winds.
Some roadways may also be closed and blocked off to keep residents from driving onto dangerously flooded streets and getting stranded.
Residents are also asked to remove any hazardous material that can possibly be blown away by the high winds as well as tie down all outside equipment.
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Here is a list of evacuations ahead of the storm:
A mandatory evacuation has been called on Grand Isle for all residents, effective at noon Tuesday.
A curfew has been established starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
A mandatory evacuation advisory has been issued for the town of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria. The advisory is set to go into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Mandatory evacuation south of the flood gates and other low-lying areas.
Voluntary evacuation south of US Hwy 90 or if you feel unsafe in your dwelling.
Effective 8 a.m., Wednesday, voluntary evacuations are being advised for the following areas:
- The entire East Bank of Plaquemines Parish
- West Bank of Plaquemines Parish from Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery to Venice.
The Plaquemines Parish Evacuation Shelter will be activated starting at noon Wednesday.
Voluntary evacuations have been issued for areas outside the levee protection area, including Lake Catherine, Irish Bayou and Venetian Isles.
Mandatory evacuation of Zone 1 effective 10 am Wednesday morning. That includes:
a.) All areas south of the Pointe-aux-Chenes Floodgate
b.) All areas south of the Bayou Terrebonne Floodgate in Lower Montegut
c.) All of Isle de Jean Charles
d.) All areas south of the Bayou Petit Caillou Floodgate including Cocodrie
e.) All areas south of the Morganza to the Gulf levee road ramp on Four Point Road in Lower Dulac
f.) All areas south of the Lower Dularge Floodgate
The Pointe-aux-Chenes area of Zone 2 effective at 10AM Wednesday morning, October 28
Mandatory evacuation - Shoreline Park (east and west side of Hwy. 603, North beach - Cedar Point, South Beach BLVD - Bay St. Louis & Waveland, South side of Diamondhead, Clermont Harbor, Lakeshore, Ansley/Heron Bay, Pearlington, Harbor Drive, Chapman Road, Jourdan River Drive.