Parish President Hotard issues voluntary evacuation for low lying areas

Published 1:53 pm Sunday, August 23, 2020

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Parish President Jaclyn Hotard issued a for Pleasure Bend and areas North of I-10 in LaPlace, including Frenier, Peavine and Manchac in advance of Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura. The order goes into effect at 1:00 p.m. August 23.
Residents are asked to bring vehicles, boats or campers to higher ground as Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura could bring in storm surges and heavy rainfall from Monday- Thursday.
“We are taking all necessary precautions in advance of the unpredictable situation of two Hurricanes possibly impacting St. John Parish within days of each other,” said Parish President Jaclyn Hotard. “Crews have been working all weekend installing temporary generators, clearing catch basins and facilitating sandbag sites. It is critical that residents finalize all hurricane preparations today as conditions are expected to worsen early Monday.”
Residents should finalize all preparations and stay informed with St. John Parish by texting SJPWEATHER to 888-777, through the Parish website at or the Government Access Channel and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.