Terrebonne Parish Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura Update

08/23/2020 01:12 PM

Due to the potential of 2-4 feet of storm surge outside of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District  Morganza to the Gulf Levee System and the coastal areas of Terrebonne Parish by Hurricane Marco, Parish President Gordon Dove and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet are calling for a MANDATORY EVACUATION of Zone 1 of Terrebonne Parish which includes the following areas effective at 6PM Sunday evening, August 23:

Zone 1

  • All areas south of the Pointe-aux-Chenes Floodgate
  • All areas south of the Bayou Terrebonne Floodgate in Lower Montegut
  • All of Isle de Jean Charles
  • All areas south of the Bayou Petit Caillou Floodgate including Cocodrie
  • All areas south of the Morganza to the Gulf levee road ramp on Four Point Road in Lower Dulac
  • All areas south of the Lower Dularge Floodgate

A VOLUNTARY EVACUATION of ONLY the Pointe-aux-Chenes area of Zone 2 effective at 6PM Sunday evening, August 23.

All interests in the areas of evacuation are strongly urged to comply with this mandatory and voluntary evacuation order due the projected storm surge from Tropical Storm Marco.

For more information on evacuation, visit tohsep.com/evacuation.

The Houma Municipal Auditorium located at 800 Verret Street in Houma will open as an evacuation shelter at 6PM Sunday evening.  Evacuees are should bring sufficient food, water, bedding, baby formula, medicine and supplies to last 3 days.

If transportation to Houma Municipal Auditorium is required, please call (985) 873-6357 to arrange pick-up after 6PM on Sunday.  Household pets brought to the Auditorium will be registered with the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter and kept there until reunited with owners.

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Offices, the 32nd Judicial Court System and the Terrebonne Parish Assessor’s Office will be closed Monday, August 24, Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26.

The Good Earth Transit System will suspend services Monday, August 24, Tuesday, August 25, and Wednesday, August 26 and resume on Thursday, August 27.

The Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District is inspecting and shoring up the Morganza to the Gulf levee system in preparation of Tropical Storm Marco and Laura. 

The Parish is continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Laura and its effects with Tropical Storm Marco.  Updates will be provided as needed.

“Terrebonne Parish is prepared for the impact of these storms,” stated Parish President Dove.  “We will continue to monitor the situation throughout this event and inform the public of developments which impact the parish and provide critical information necessary to ensure public safety.”