Voluntary evacuation for parts of St. Amant, Acy, Sorrento issued

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 1:15pm

The Ascension Parish Unified Command has issued a voluntary evacuation order for parts of St. Amant, Acy and Sorrento because of anticipated rising waters from the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac.

Officials said the voluntary evacuation area is south of La. 934 (Gold Place Road), east of La. 431 and La. 941 (Brittany Tower Road), north of I-10 to the I-10/U.S. Highway 61 crossover, continuing north to La. 934.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said the voluntary evacuation is a precautionary measure.

A shelter has been activated for parish residents at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center’s Trade Mart building and will be operated by the Red Cross. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center is located at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales.


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