Iberia Parish – An Emergency Decleration was issued by Parish President M. Larry Richard after consulting with representatives of the National Weather Service, the Iberia Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, local emergency preparedness partners and other agences. The Parish President recommends that all residents of Iberia Parish living south of U.S. Highway 90. Residents are urged to get out as soon as possible.
The following person’s residing in Iberia Parish should also strongly consider evacuating:
-Anyone living in areas vulnerable to potential storm surges
-Anyone having special needs
-Anyone living in low-lying areas along lakes, bayous, streams and drainage structures that have experienced flooding in the past
-Anyone living in a structure that has experienced flooding following heavy rain events
All residents are urged to check their emergency supplies, create a protective plan of action for their families and pets and continue to monitor Iberia PINS (Parish Information Notification System) and local news media for future weather updates. Those resident that wish to evacuate should begin that process immediately. Residents who choose to remain behind may find themselves without power and uable to leave the area until flood waters recede and storm debris is removed.