Mandatory EVACUATION ORDERS have now been issued for two Louisiana Parishes: Plaquemines and Jefferson, including Grand Isle, LA as the storm system in the Gulf of Mexico strengthens (as expected) into an official Tropical Storm.
The maps below show the official, MANDATORY EVACUATION areas:
Jefferson Parish (Including Grand Isle)
A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border. #Barry
A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border...and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans. #Barry
Two other Parishes, Lafourche and Vermilion are presently calling for VOLUNTARY Evacuations
The National Hurricane Center has now issued this "cone" to show the computer-model likeliest track of the storm.