Mandatory Evacuation Ordered In St. Charles Parish

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St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell ordered a mandatory evacuation Sunday ahead of Sally's expected impacts to southeast Louisiana.

A post on the parish's Facebook page warned "a high probability the storm will cause widespread power outages and inhibit the availability of crucial and emergency services."

“This is a storm everyone needs to take seriously. We are likely to see tropical storm force and hurricane strength winds for longer than Hurricane Katrina, a storm surge of 4-7 feet and the possibility of 20 inches of rain. We want residents to heed our warnings and make preparations to leave now,” said President Jewell.

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