Update: 10/11 9:37AM


Waste Connections will resume services starting Monday for Acadia Parish residents. Friday routes will be serviced on Monday, Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday, Tuesday routes will be serviced on Wednesday, Wednesday routes will be serviced on Thursday, Thursday routes will be serviced on Friday, and Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday.

Update: 10/9 2:30PM

If you have not evacuated from Acadia Parish, now is the time to hunker down. Ensure your home is free of any material items and tie down any large structures immediately. If you are concerned about the structure or location that you are residing in, call 211. This is the hurricane assistance hotline that can assist you or direct you in regard to hurricane resources. For immediate emergencies, call 911. 

The Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness is currently operating 24/7 until the storm passes to ensure the safety of Acadia Parish. Please understand that law enforcement and other local agencies cannot be on the road once winds hit a certain mile per hour. We have all of our local resources lined up and ready to assist as soon as winds subside. 

After the storm passes, we ask that you please stay off the road due to any fallen debris, power lines, or trees. It is likely that there will be much localized flooding, particularly across the southern portion of our parish due to the storm surge. For this reason, we ask you to stay put until the areas are declared safe.

Learn more about registering for assistance with FEMA with two or more disasters declared here: http://www.appj.org/2020/10/09/how-to-prepare-in-case-of-two-or-more-disaster-declarations/

Voluntary Evacuation:

Acadia Parish has issued a voluntary evacuation for the entire parish effective immediately. Those who live in unstable structures, including mobile homes and other structures that cannot withstand tropical or hurricane-force winds, are encouraged to evacuate.

At this time, a local or state shelter is not open. Residents who choose to evacuate should seek shelter with family, friends, or at a hotel and prepare their homes accordingly. Whether residents evacuate or shelter in place, the Police Jury encourages everyone to have enough supplies on hand for 3-4 days. Those who evacuate can stay updated on crucial road information such as detours, closures, and delays by visiting the Louisiana DOTD website or 511LA.org.

For those needing sandbags, locations throughout the parish can be found on the Police Jury’s Facebook page, Acadia Parish Police Jury.

Any parish-level questions regarding the evacuation or sandbags can be sent to the Director of the Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Ashley LeBlanc at acadiaohsep@appj.org or call 337-783-4357.

Sandbag Locations and Details:

The Acadia Parish barns will be open to parish residents today(10/7) and tomorrow (10/8) from 6:30am-5:00pm for residents to bag their own sandbags.

Sand and bags will be provided by the parish, but we ask that you bring your own shovel and a helper if needed.

Sandbags will be given to elderly, disabled, or any other residents who need further assistance at the parish barns.

Other Sandbag Locations:

Iota Barn under Water Tower (8-2pm) Self service, valid ID, 6 bag limit

Rayne Section Ave (24hrs) 6 bags limit and valid ID

Crowley 220 Jack Mitchell Rd (7-5pm) Self service, valid ID, 6 bag limit

Church Point Town Barn off of POW MIA Dr (1-5pm Wed, 7-12pm and 1-5pm Thurs ) 3 bag limit per door, 12 bags max, Self service and valid ID

Morse Water Tower (till dark) Self Service 10 bags max

Estherwood City Hall (8am-till) 5 bags max

Crowley, Iota, And Branch Barns (6:30—5pm) Self service, 12 bag limit

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