Dularge evacuation order lifted

Residents of Dularge are now being allowed back to their homes and camps.

Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has lifted the evacuation order for residents of lower Dularge, effective immediately, at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, July 14.

Highway 315 and Brady Road, below the Falgout Canal, were placed under mandatory exacuation Sat., July 13, due to the over-topping of the Lower Dularge East Levee.

“People who left yesterday are free to return to their homes and camps,” Col. Terry Daigre, TPSO Chief Deputy, said. “Our officers and inmates were among individuals who worked hard to make sure everyone would be safe, and we are proud of all they have done.”

Col. Daigre cautioned that drivers in Dularge and throughout Terrebonne Parish keep their speed down while passing through areas which still have standing water.

“Boaters as well need to take special care that wakes do not move debris or high water onto properties.,” Col. Daigre said. “We also ask all residents not to sight-see in areas where water has been high. There may still be debris hidden by water, that could jeopardize safety “