Hurricane Ike, Disaster Strikes Grand Isle
David J. Camardelle – Mayor Grand Isle - Press Release
"Status Tuesday, September 16, 2008" by Bob Stewart. Read Full Article
"National Guard Patrols Grand Isle Waters" Read Full Article
"Port Fourchon Harbor Police Chief reports traffic has been stopped to Fourchon and Grand Isle from the Golden Meadow Flood Gate.
Water has overtopped LA-1 and the Harbor Police report a swift current flowing from Barataria Bay over to Timbalier Bay. Sections of the road surface have reportedly started to wash out.
Harbor Police are attempting to get the last occupants of Port Fourchon out now and some Entergy utility trucks to safety"
August 29, 2008
Voluntary evacuation to start today in Grand Isle
A voluntary evacuation for Grand Isle will begin at 4 p.m. today, Jefferson Parish announced.
Voluntary evacuation of Jean Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria and areas outside the parish's levee protection system will begin at noon Saturday.
Residents needing assistance evacuating from Jean Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria and areas outside of the levee protection system, a bus will be available at Jean Lafitte Town Hall, 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd., at 8 am. Saturday.
The buses are part of the publicly assisted evacuation plan, being tested for the first time since Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the need for governments to help stranded residents leave.
Residents who use the system will be taken to one of two pick-up sites in Jefferson, the Alario Center in Westwego or Joseph Yenni building in Elmwood. State charter buses will transport evacuees to shelters away from possible disaster zone.