(WVUE/FOX 8) Evacuation orders are being issued ahead of the possibly severe weather headed towards the area Wednesday afternoon (July 10).
A mandatory evacuation was ordered for the entire east bank of Plaquemines Parish starting at 6 a.m. Thursday. Parks of the west bank are also under a mandatory evacuation, spanning from the Oakville floodgate south to Venice.
Voluntary evacuations were also issued starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, for the same areas.
Plaquemines Parish’s Kirk Lepine said the order was issued as a cautionary measure in response to the historically high water levels being recorded in the Mississippi River.
Additionally, the mayor of Grand Isle issued a voluntary evacuation ahead of the possible landfall of a tropical storm.
Mayor David Camardelle issued the order just after 3 p.m., as a cautionary measure for the possibility of Tropical Storm-Invest 92 L passing through Grand Isle, which has been projected to be a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall.
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