Mandatory Evacuation


In the event of a major storm, no shelters will be available in Plaquemines Parish. Parish officials will determine when to order a mandatory evacuation, which means everyone living in the Parish must leave. If a mandatory evacuation order is given, you should listen to your local officials for specific evacuation orders and details, especially if you are in need of assistance in evacuating.

During a mandatory evacuation, you are asked to monitor the Parish website and local news if possible as instructions and information on when you are able to return will be posted on the Plaquemines Parish website and will be distributed to local media for broadcast. If you have registered your cell phone or email address with the Parishes Reverse 911 Notification System, you will be alerted of all updates as they become available via call, text or email.