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Old 08-29-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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my family is still there and i hope they are already headed north to us in st. louis. what about this i heard everything south of I-10 should evacuate? For real, LC Lafayette and BR????
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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my family is still there and i hope they are already headed north to us in st. louis. what about this i heard everything south of I-10 should evacuate? For real, LC Lafayette and BR????
I could be wrong but I don't think that they have announced evacuations yet.

That being said, you know that once they do, the highways will be packed. If you don't have any reason to be in the area for the next 3 days, might as well beat the rush, and avoid being on the road 12 hours to make what would normally be a 4-hour road trip (especially with the cost of gas these days).
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Emergency Management for the state:http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/hurri...icaneindex.htm


Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Home (http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/ - broken link)
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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A little more from the reporter in El Dorado, AR:

"The Camden News this afternoon is reporting that there are a few rooms available at the Super 8 hotel at 942 Adams Ave. They are going quickly, though.

The South Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross reports that shelters at College Avenue Church of Christ and at St. John’s Baptist Church on Wilson Street have been put on standby."

The shelters mentioned are in El Dorado, AR. Those are just the first ones. There are several more lined up ready to go if called upon.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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my family is still there and i hope they are already headed north to us in st. louis. what about this i heard everything south of I-10 should evacuate? For real, LC Lafayette and BR????
They've always said that But I tend to disagree usually, but If I lived in Chalmette or Morgan City I would probably be that one resident on the block who refuses to leave lol. If you are inside BTR I wouldn't worry about evacuating. You'll probably lose power and have some high winds, but we never really see a desent into total chaos like Lake Charles and New Orleans are prone to. Parishes that you would definitely want to evacuate from would be Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary, Vermillion, Lower St. Martin, Iberia, Cameron, Assumption, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist. The south of I-10 rule could be applied to Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, and St. Martin Parishes.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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St. Bernard (anticipated) manditory evac. 4PM Saturday. After the anticipated evacuation time no one will be allowed into the Parish and a very strict curfew will begin . Contraflow begins 4AM Sun. morning.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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There looks to be something going on tonight. Traffic at 6pm on the interstates today wasn't half bad, but just now looking at the local weather and traffic cameras, traffic westbound on I-10 looks considerably heavy. I'm guessing phased evacuations from some of the lower parishes. Or maybe it's just a huge early crowd for the early AM football game.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago Southside! (McKinley Park)
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Yep, Ill be sticking it out in the Westbank and in Lutcher... (working in Lutcher, live in WB). Im going to call my work and they will put me up in Lutcher if need be... if it hits west, Lutcher wont be the best place to be I guess.....
Best of luck to everyone! Bless you all!
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:02 AM
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Default Contra Flow

How does the contra flow from N.O. change as you go west (past Baton Rouge)? I assume that Lafayette will also start contraflow - and their plan moves traffic east, not west. I have family coming to Houston from N.O. and want to make sure that they can get here.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Cla, I've never gotten past BR with the contraflow and with the mess I've got going in the livingroom there is no hope of me finding my map Anyways, one of these sites should help you; best wishes to your folks.

La DOTD - Louisiana Downloadable Maps
http://www.dotd.state.la.us/maps/Con...w_SWLA_map.pdf
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