Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson provided a Thursday afternoon storm update as Tropical Depression 9 is currently on track to impact southeast Louisiana.
The latest National Hurricane Center update shows the depression potentially forming into a major hurricane and places the center of the cone at Terrebonne Bay.
“We will see potential impacts from what will be Hurricane Ida as we go into late Saturday evening and into Sunday and Monday, so now’s the time to get prepared,” Chaisson said. The parish president reminded residents that now is the time to get a game plan — planning evacuations, if necessary, picking up loose items around the yard and thinking about generator safety.
Chaisson said he anticipates issuing evacuation orders, especially for areas outside the floodgates, beginning Friday.
Self-filled sandbags sites will open on Friday at noon across the Parish’s six field offices and other locations in the South Lafourche area, he said. “Thanks to the Sheriff’s Office, we have inmates making some sandbags for us, should we need them. And then as the potential impacts may shift, if we see we need to hand out sandbags to people, we’ll begin those operations Friday into Saturday,” Chaisson said.
Garbage service is still scheduled for Friday and Saturday, he said.
Lafourche Parish emergency updates can be found HERE.