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Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Parts of Jefferson County

05/31/2019

Flood Warning

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 31, 2019

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY JUDGE GERALD ROBINSON

4:00PM

 

MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED FOR PARTS OF

JEFFERSON COUNTY

For your safety, Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson has declared an emergency mandatory evacuation order for residents in the following areas of Jefferson County due to the rising flood waters.

Trulock Bay Road in Sherrill

 

Riverside Drive in Pine Bluff

 

Tar Camp Creek Road in Redfield

 

Island Harbor Area

Canal Drive

Crossover Lane

Hendricks Road

Holiday Drive

Island Harbor Marina Road

Riviera Drive

 

Wright – Brodie Bend Area

Marion Road

Archer Road

Campbell Road

Fisher Adams Road

Henslee Lake Road

Marion Road

 

Altheimer Area

Knott’s Island Road

Shepard Island Road

 

Swan Lake Area

South Swan Lake Rec Road

East Swan Lake Rec Road

 

Reydell Area

Acorn Drive

Bayou Meto Park Road

Farelly Road

Jacob Road

Scroggins Road

 

It is now mandatory that residents in these locations evacuate their homes and the flooded areas.  All those who ignore the mandatory evacuation order and have children could possibly face prosecution through the Sheriff’s Office for endangering the welfare of a minor.

If you are unable to stay with friends or relatives outside the evacuation areas, call the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management at 870-541-5470 for sheltering options.

An emergency shelter is open in Pine Bluff at Seabrook (6808 S Hazel Street). Family Church on Poplar Street in Pine Bluff is now the backup shelter. The Wright Pastoria Volunteer Fire Department in Wright (8599 AR-256, Wright) and the Swan Lake Volunteer Fire Department (11997 South Highway 88, Altheimer) in the Swan Lake Community are also open as emergency shelters in the county. Residents in evacuated areas should be sure to take essential items such as medicines, special food items, baby items, batteries, phone chargers, clothing, bedding, money, documents, valuables and anything needed to keep comfortable for the duration of the flood danger which is likely to last at least two weeks. Make sure to secure your home before leaving.

The County Judge is encouraging everybody to sign up for alert notifications that Jefferson County will be updating from the emergency operations center. The website is https://JeffersonCounty911.onthealert.com. Please register your cell phones and landlines to receive critical emergency notifications as soon as possible.