Ascension Parish Not Under Voluntary Evacuation Order

Staff reports

Ascension Parish is not under a voluntary evacuation order, said parish officials.

Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Rick Webre said no order of evacuation has been issued in Ascension Parish despite contrary information that was sent out to various news agencies this morning from another source other than Ascension Parish Government.

“We are continuing to monitor the Mississippi River levels in Ascension as we work closely with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Lafourche Levee District, the Pontchartrain Levee District and the Atchafalaya Levee District,” Webre said.