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PRESS RELEASE: Parish Signs Agreement Regarding Hurricane Evacuations
Mathews, LA – Lafourche Parish Government (LPG) recently signed agreements with various entities regarding the transportation, housing and feeding of evacuees in the event of a hurricane evacuation. The parish signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Monroe to house evacuees from Lafourche Parish in the event of an evacuation. The parish also signed an MOU with the Lafourche Parish School Board to house evacuees in the parish at local schools should that become necessary. Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and Parish Director of Homeland Security Josh Champagne also noted that agreements have also been signed with a private transportation company to transport citizens to Monroe should the situation arise. Additionally, agreements with the Red Cross have been secured to provide meals for evacuees both locally and in Monroe.
Lafourche Parish Government is also asking that evacuees bring a minimum of five days worth of clothes, medication and toiletries for every family member should the need arise to evacuate. Any residents requiring transportation or assistance during evacuations are asked to call 985/532-8174 and ask for Ann to be placed on a list for pick up. Residents should also visit www.getagameplan.org for help in planning for an emergency evacuation situation.
“We want all residents to be prepared as we enter the peak of hurricane season,” said Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle.