St. Bernard orders mandatory evacuation for areas outside levees

Chris Miller
October 05, 2017 - 1:53 pm

St. Bernard Parish this afternoon announced a mandatory evacuation will begin at 4:00 p.m. for areas outside the levee system.

Tropical Storm Nate could be Hurricane Nate off the Louisiana coast by Sunday.

The sheriff's office will be handing out sandbags, starting tomorrow at the St. Bernard Port. Exact times are to be announced.

Officials will close the Verret gate on LA300 (Bayou Road) tomorrow evening. The exact time will be announced later.

Officials will close the gates on LA46 at Verret and LA39 at Caernarvon Saturday morning, with the exact time for that closure to be announced.

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