St. Martin Parish sets curfew, voluntary evacuation


    Due to Hurricane Laura, Parish President Chester Cedars will be imposing a curfew for St. Martin Parish beginning Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 8:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Thursday, and Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. on Friday.

    On Sunday, August 23, 2020, due to the potential for flooding, Parish President Chester Cedars requested, and continues to encourage, voluntary evacuation for residents in the Stephensville/Belle River area of Lower St. Martin Parish. The voluntary evacuation is necessary to afford any and all residents ample opportunity to evacuate the area because of the potential for high water conditions.

    The following sand bag locations will be in operation until 5:00 p.m. today, and will cease operations on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.

    Ruth Bridge-1035 Ruth Bridge Hwy Paul Angelle Park (Cecilia)-2458 Cecilia Sr. High School Road South Barn-1011 Capritto 40 Arpent Road

    For anyone needing further information or assistance, please contact the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling (337) 394-2808.


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