September 1, at 6 p.m., according to Evangeline Parish Police Jury
President Bob Manuel.
The curfew will remain in effect until after the storm when parish
officials deem it is safe to allow the public to be on the streets
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue said his department will be
enforcing that curfew in the city.
"This means that after 6 p.m. Monday, only emergency vehicles will be
allowed on the roadways," Manuel said. "This curfew also will be in
effect immediately following the passing of the storm. This means
there should be no one sight-seeing on the roadways due to impending
power lines and trees on the roads. If you are found in violation of
this curfew, a fine will be implemented."
Lartigue said his office has been flooded with calls concerning
mandatory evacuations. Evangeline Parish is not under a mandatory
evacuation, but if you live in an unsafe structure, a mobile home or
are afraid of flooding, please find an alternate location. Residents
are being urged to stay with neighbors, families and friends when
they live in an unsafe structure.
Manuel said there are no more vacancies in Louisiana. He said the
nearest hotel rooms are in Arkansas.
All residents are reminded to be careful and use extreme caution
during this storm.