Evacuations announced ahead of Hurricane Laura: see a list

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    People line up for gas at Costco to fill up their tanks, Saturday, June 6, 2020, as residents prepare for Tropical Storm Cristobal’s impact on the Baton Rouge area.

    People wait in line to buy gas at Costco before hurricane Marco and Laura in New Orleans Sunday, August 23, 2020. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

    People line up for gas at Costco to fill up their tanks, Saturday, June 6, 2020, as residents prepare for Tropical Storm Cristobal’s impact on the Baton Rouge area.

    People wait in line to buy gas at Costco before hurricane Marco and Laura in New Orleans Sunday, August 23, 2020. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

    Hurricane Laura is expected to strengthen into a Category 3 storm in the Gulf of Mexico this week, prompting some Louisiana officials to urge or require evacuations.

    Laura is forecast to make landfall somewhere along the Louisiana and Texas border on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

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    Laura officially became a Category 1 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday morning. Forecasters expect the storm to strengthen into a Catego…

    Beauregard Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents living in mobile homes or travel trailer and people in low-lying area.

    Calcasieu is under a mandatory evacuation. Officials previously announced a voluntary one, but upgraded it Tuesday morning.

    Cameron Parish is under a mandatory evacuation. Officials specifically said that the order includes the lower Parish communities south of the Intracoastal Waterway of Johnson Bayou, Holly Beach, Cameron, Creole, Grand Chenier and Big Lake and areas south of Kelso Bayou Bridge in Hackberry.

    « Once it is determined that traveling is no longer safe in these areas, no one will be allowed to enter, » OHSEP Director Danny Lavergne write in a memo.

    Jeff Davis Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for low lying areas and residents living in mobile homes.

    St. Martin Parish officials issued a voluntary evacuation for residents in the lower portion of the parish.

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    As Hurricane Laura entered the warm Gulf of Mexico waters, officials raised comparisons to Hurricane Rita and predicted the storm could barrel…

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    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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