URGENT:Jefferson Parish Mandatory Evacuations

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Jefferson Parish Emergency Managers have ordered a mandatory evacuation for the Eastbank of Jefferson Parish beginning today,  Sunday, August  31, 2008 at noon.

As of noon today all of Jefferson Parish including all six municipalities will be under a mandatory evacuation and a dusk to dawn curfew.

Jefferson Parish law enforcement agencies and the National Guard will be patrolling throughout the parish and cities to protect the property of citizens while they are away.  Law enforcement agencies will not tolerate any civil or criminal disobedience and those who do not have a reasonable explanation for their presence will go to jail.   

Residents are asked NOT to place any or household garbage or trash on the curb for collection until the threat of Hurricane Gustav is over.  Household garbage and trash collection throughout Jefferson Parish ends Saturday, August 30, 2008, until further notice depending on the track of Hurricane Gustav.

The Publicly Assisted Evacuation process will be extended until noon, Sunday, August 31, 2008.

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