NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Sally is expected to drift north and make landfall likely along the southern Alabama coast on Wednesday. The change in direction is allowing many parishes in Louisiana to lift their evacuation orders although some do remain active.
As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said Sally remains a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. The storm is barely moving at 2 mph with the center located about 60 miles east the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Preparations should be rushed to completion in those areas ahead of landfall.
Here is a parish-by-parish list of what we have so far. If you know of an evacuation order that you don't see on here, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Charles Parish
All evacuation orders have been lifted for St. Charles Parish.
Mandatory - Grand Isle is under a mandatory evacuation, starting at 9 a.m. Sunday
All other evacuation orders have been lifted for Jefferson Parish.
Mandatory - Lake Catherine, Venetian Isles, Irish Bayou. The evacuation order for these areas will continue until the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority is able to safely reopen the Highway 90 and Highway 11 roadway gates.
As of 9:58 a.m., the mandatory evacuation order for Orleans Parish residents outside of the levee protection system has been lifted. Floodgates on Louisiana Highways 90 & 11 have been reopened.
All evacuations have been lifted, and the shelter is closed.
A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the entire East Bank of Plaquemines Parish.
As of 8:17 a.m., the mandatory evacuation for the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish has been lifted.
All other evacuation orders have been previously cancelled for Plaquemines Parish.
St. John Parish
All evacuation orders have been lifted for St. John Parish.
Hancock County, Mississippi
Beginning Monday at 7:00 a.m. for all low lying areas, residents living on rivers, river inlets, bayous, creeks, and in travel trailers, modular homes, mobile homes, homes under construction and or partially constructed homes.
The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with the American Red Cross and the MS Department of Human Services will be opening the Kiln Shelter — 18320 HWY 43, Kiln, MS 39556
Please bring all items to be self-contained (bedding, medications, personal hygiene items, drinks and snacks).
Pets will not be allowed in the General Population Shelters. For further information, contact the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942.
Terrebonne Parish Lifts Voluntary Evacuation
Effective immediately, Terrebonne Parish has lifted the voluntary evacuation of all areas south (outside) of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District’s Morganza to the Gulf levee system. Residents should be cautious due to the abnormally high tides resulting from Hurricane Sally, water is over some of the roads located outside of the levee system and may be impassable in certain areas.
Sheriff Tim Soignet will extend and enforce the curfew for all areas south (outside) of the Morganza to the Gulf levee system currently in effect until 6PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Due to higher tides than normal, the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District will keep the Morganza to the Gulf floodgates, including the Houma Navigation Canal Bubba Dove floodgate, closed until after the high tide on Wednesday. Also, the Hwy 56 road gate will remain closed to non-residents until 6PM tomorrow evening. For more information regarding the TLCD’s floodgates visit: www.tlcd.org.
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