Hebert Mandatory Evacuation Due to Spoil Bank Cresting

By Taylor Thompson | tthompson@nbc10news.net

Published 03/13 2016 08:43PM

Updated 03/15 2016 12:42PM

CLARIFICATION from Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office: A spoil bank north of LA HWY 15 in Richland Parish has crested and the water is flowing south along the the spoil banks of Lafourche Canal. The levee has not broken and rumors of 4 to 5 foot walls of water are in fact not true.

There  will be an influx in water levels, but not in a manner that will gravely endanger life.

The Sheriff's Office continues to urge residents in low lying areas along Lafourche to evacuate due to the escalation of water levels.

Residents in the town of Hebert are being told to evacuate by the Caldwell Parish Sheriff.

This is a mandatory evacuation.

Again, a spoil bank north of LA Hwy 15 in Richland Parish has crested and water is heading straight for the Caldwell - Richland Parish line.

Anyone in Hebert needs to leave.

An emergency shelter is being set up at the Outreach Baptist Church.

The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office also tells us over 570 inmates from the jail are being evacuated to Tallulah to four different locations: the LCCW in Tallulah, the Madison Parish Detention Center, Richwood Correctional, and the Catahoula Detention Center.

Return of these inmates depends on rising backwater and whether it takes over the detention center.

This is a developing situation more details to come. 

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