THE EVACUATION OF CITIZENS WHO HAVE NO MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION CONTACT PERSON: HARRY KYLE, SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR 337-824-2003
Should a Gulf storm threaten Jeff Davis Parish and a mandatory evacuation is called by the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) Director, those Jeff Davis Citizens who have no means of transportation from Jeff Davis Parish to a safe shelter may make use of the following Jeff Davis Parish evacuation plan.
When the call for mandatory evacuation is made by the OEP, Jeff Davis citizens needing transportation to a safe shelter may board school buses at the following sites: Topsy Area VFW Hall Welsh AreaWelsh has moved to Welsh Fire Hut. Lacassine Area Lacassine High School Fenton Area Fenton pick up has moved to the vacant parking lot on the east side of the RR tracks on hwy 102 Roanoke Area Roanoke Junior High School Hathaway Area Hathaway High School Elton Area Elton Elementary School Lake Arthur Area Lake Arthur High School Jennings Area Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds Citizens living in rural areas of Jeff Davis Parish may go to the nearest loading site listed above. Loaded buses will travel to predetermined shelter sites. It is important to understand these guidelines:
The first choice for citizens evacuating Jeff Davis should be private transportation. School buses will be used to evacuate those citizens who have no other means of transportation.
Caregivers and family members who provide for the care of Jeff Davis citizens with medical needs are to plan now for a more accommodating means of transportation than a school bus.
Nursing home facilities are not to consider school buses as their primary transportation source in the event of a called evacuation.
Some buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts. No bus is air-conditioned. No bus is equipped or staffed to provide medical attention.
Citizens evacuating by school bus are to go to one of the loading areas listed as soon as the call to evacuate the parish is made.
Decide now what you will carry with you on the school bus. Large parcels of clothing and belongings will not be allowed on the buses- overnight bags will be allowed.
No pets will be allowed on the school buses.
Families will travel on the same school bus whenever possible.Additional family members in private vehicles may follow the Jeff Davis buses to safe shelter. A family member is not required to ride on the bus.
Be patient. Expect some delays. Even though less traveled routes to the safe shelters have been selected, traffic will be heavy and travel may be slow.
Your stay at a shelter may be for several days. Make sure your family, relatives, and others understand your evacuation plans before this storm season begins.
Take with you important papers, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.