JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
August 23, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANDATORY EVACUATION CALLED FOR THE TOWN OF JEAN LAFITTE, LOWER LAFITTE, CROWN POINT AND BARATARIA DUE TO HURRICANE MARCO AND TROPICAL STORM LAURA
JEAN LAFITTE, LA – Mayor of Jean Lafitte Tim Kerner, Jr. and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the town of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point and Barataria due to Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. The order goes into effect at 12 p.m. CST Sunday, August 23, 2020. Residents are advised to bring vehicles, boats and campers to higher ground as the storms are expected to bring high tides and heavy rainfall to the area.
“We want to make sure residents are safe as these storms approach so we are taking all the necessary precautions to be fully prepared,” said Mayor Tim Kerner, Jr.
According to Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, “It is so very important to plan ahead and be prepared for these storms, which are expected to bring heavy rain, winds, storm surge and flooding to our area, especially in the lower lining areas of the Parish outside of the levee protection system. We ask all residents of Jefferson Parish to prepare and stay weather aware.”
The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane and storm surge watches. For more information, visit www.hurricanes.gov.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov), or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO