LIST: Evacuation and curfew protocols by parish

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Listed below are the existing evacuation and curfew protocols for Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.


Effective immediately, a mandatory evacuation issued for the towns of Jean Lafitte, Lower Lafitte, Crown Point, Grand Isle, and Barataria due to Tropical Storm Ida. Residents are advised to bring vehicles, boats and campers to higher ground as the storm is expected to bring high tides and heavy rainfall to the area. 

Voluntary evacuation issued for resident Jefferson Parish levee protection.


Lafourche Parish officials will enact a 6 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday night due and will stay in place until further notice for the duration of the storm. All businesses should be closed by 6 p.m. in time for employees to make it home and prepare for the incoming storm. LPSO deputies will be out enforcing the curfew but will allow a grace period until 7 p.m. for business workers to arrive home. Essential personnel should be carrying their ID or placard displaying they are indeed essential personnel.

Lafourche Parish Government will enact a mandatory evacuation for all of Lafourche Parish starting at 5 A.M. Saturday, August 28.

Lafourche Parish Shelters will open at Noon on 8/28/2021. The two shelters will be Central Lafourche High School and Thibodaux High School. Temperatures will be checked upon entry, and a mask must be worn while inside the facility. Anyone bringing pets must have them in their own crate to be placed in a separate part of the shelter. 


A mandatory evacuation is in effect for areas outside the levee system, including Lake Catherine, Irish Bayou and Venetian Isles. Residents in those areas must evacuate by Saturday morning before the Highway 90 gates are closed.

Orleans Parish also called for a voluntary evacuation for all residents living inside the levee system. Dangerous winds and rain pose a significant threat inside the levees and extended power outages are likely with this storm.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that it was too late to have a mandatory city evacuation. Cantrell added that anyone who can leave the city on their own should leave.


Effective immediately, a MANDATORY EVACUATION IS in effect from the Highway 23 Floodgate in Oakville to Venice on the Westbank and the entire Eastbank. Officials will be closing the Highway 23 Floodgate in Oakville by Captain Larry’s on Saturday, August 28th @ 7pm.

The PALH Ferry will run from 8 AM – 11 AM on Saturday, August 28th Last trip from the East Bank will be at 11:00 AM.


  • Pairsh-wide curfew in effect from sunset to sunrise
  • Curfew will remain in place until mandatory evacuation is lifted


The Caernarvon Sector Gate will be closing at 6:45pm. This will be the last opportunity to seek safe harbor at this location. All mariners in this area should seek safe harbor immediately.


Mandatory evacuation in place for entire parish.

Evacuation begins Friday, August 27th at 1:00 p.m.For residents in need, assisted evacuations will begin Saturday and should only be used as a last resort. Anyone needing to use assisted evacuation must call the Emergency Operations Center at 985-783-5050 on Friday, August 27.

All government buildings and the courthouse will be closed Monday, August 30 and will remain closed until storm damage is assessed.


  • Parish-wide curfew in effect at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 until dusk Monday morning
  • Does not impact people traveling to and from work


  • Under parish-wide curfew beginning 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 7:00 a.m. Monday


  • Parish-wide curfew in effect beginning Sunday at 12 p.m.


  • A parish-wide curfew will begin at 9 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 29, and continuing until 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30.

Encourages any residents below Hwy 22 and low lying areas make an evacuation plan. Shelters in Hammond, Amite, and Kentwood will be open Saturday. Please use the shelters as a last resort as COVID protocols will be in place.


A mandatory evacuation will go into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 28. Additionally, a parish-wide curfew will go into effect at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

Residents evacuating will leave from H.L. Bourgeois High School beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday for transport to the Parish’s Point-to-Point Shelter, the City of Monroe Civic Center in Monroe,
Louisiana. Terrebonne Parish is contracted with the City of Monroe for this purpose.

Evacuees will be housed and fed and security will be provided by officers from Houma Police Department
and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. If a ride is needed to H. L. Bourgeois, please contact
the EOC at 873-6357.

Evacuees with special medical needs should contact the Louisiana Department of Hospitals Triage at 800.228.9409 for assistance.


A curfew begins Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. and ends Monday, August 30, 2021 at 6:00 A.M.

Effective Saturday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m., a mandatory evacuation is in place for all low-lying areas, residents living on rivers, river inlets, bayou creeks, and in travel trailers, modular homes or mobile
homes, homes under construction and/or partially constructed homes.

The low lying areas include but are not limited to the following: Shoreline Park (East & West side of HWY
603), North Beach – Cedar Point, South Beach BLVD – Bay St. Louis & Waveland, South Side of Diamondhead,
Clermont Harbor, Lakeshore, Ansley/Heron Bay, Pearlington, Harbor Drive, Chapman Road, Jourdan River

The Kiln Shelter will be open at 10:00 a.m. Saturday for displaced residents. The shelter is located at 18320 Hwy 43, Kiln, MS, 39556.

Please make sure to bring all items to be self-contained (bedding, medications, personal hygiene
items, drinks and snacks). Pets will not be allowed in the General Population Shelters.
For further information, contact the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 228-255-0942.

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