UPDATED AT 3:25PM
FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE:
Hurricane Delta is closing in on the southwestern Louisiana coast and is expected to make landfall this evening. Louisiana is already feeling its effects.
Whether you evacuated or stayed at home, stay off the roads and listen to the advice of local officials. Be smart and be safe today.
Prepare to shelter in place and plan to be on your own for at least seventy-two hours. Avoid downed power lines. Do not go sightseeing.
**A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning are in effect**
For more information, click HERE.
A MANDATORY EVACUATION is in effect for all areas south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow and low-lying areas of Lafourche Parish, including Port Fourchon.
A MANDATORY EVACUATION is in effect for the Town of Grand Isle (Jefferson Parish).
Lafourche Parish Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday.
Catholic schools are CLOSED on Friday. Check with school’s communication system for virtual learning assignments.
Nicholls State University will have classes ONLINE on Thursday and Friday. Click HERE for more information.
MAX Charter School will be CLOSED on Friday. Click HERE for more information.
The 17th Judicial District Court, Drug Treatment Center, and FINS office will be CLOSED on Friday, October 9th. If you were scheduled to appear for court on Friday, you will no longer be required to appear. A new court date will be issued once the storm has passed.
The Lafourche District Attorney’s Office will be CLOSED on Friday.
The Lafourche Parish Assessor’s Office will be CLOSED on Friday.
Lafourche Parish Visitor Center in Raceland will be closed on Friday and Saturday.
All State of Louisiana offices will be CLOSED statewide on Friday.
Lafourche Parish pontoon bridges are CLOSED to vehicular traffic but open to marine vessels. Lafourche Parish lift bridges remain OPEN to vehicular traffic, but closed to marine vessels.
Go to 511la.org for all state road closures.
NOTE: Louisiana DOTD has temporarily suspended the collection of tolls on the Louisiana Highway One Expressway in Leeville.
Locations are now open throughout the parish with self-fill sandbags only until further notice (bring your own shovel). Click HERE to view a list of those locations.