World News – US – Evacuation orders issued in Grand Isle ahead of Hurricane Zeta as community braces for latest storm


NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A mandatory evacuation order was issued at noon Tuesday, October 27 for Grand Isle Most islanders heed the warning, although some say they will ride Zeta

Million-dollar, 1,500-foot seawall could make the difference in Grand Isle as Zeta quickly heads to Louisiana coast, city officials believe

The state’s only inhabited barrier island could be better fortified than ever Tons of rock and hundreds of sandbags line nearly a mile of Gulf of Mexico side waterfront, and a new sea wall was built on the bay side just in time for the latest threat to the tropical system

« Zeta is coming quickly. It’s the seventh cone and it’s right above us, » said Mayor David Camardelle

He served in public office for 40 years in Grand Isle and has never seen anything like it this stormy season Although he thinks the new bay side seawall will help, he says Zeta will put it in the ordeal

« The tide is rising at 8 am with the storm coming and we are expecting a surge of four to six feet. This could overtake the sea wall, » the mayor said

While the vast majority of Islanders are gone, the Snyders say they will ride Zeta

The island has 15 additional pumps and generators sent by the parish since the previous storm They will remain in the community until Thursday after the departure of Zeta

The Mayor of Grand Isle is now working with Jefferson Parish officials to find more money to extend the new rear seawall even further than its current 1,500 feet

FOX 8 reporter Rob Masson started his broadcasting career while in college as news director at WLSU This Louisiana State University graduate has been covering New Orleans news since the mid-eighties and working for FOX 8 since 1994

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World News – United States – Evacuation orders issued in Grand Isle prior to Hurricane Zeta as the community is preparing for the last storm
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