A State of Emergency has been declared for St. Martin Parish ahead of Hurricane Delta. A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for lower St. Martin Parish.

Parish President Chestier Cedars has declared a State of Emergency in St. Martin Parish as Hurricane Delta approaches Louisiana. Cedars has also requested a voluntary evacuation of lower St. Martin Parish which includes Stephensville and Belle River. These declarations are effective immediately.

Also, St. Martin Parish schools will be closed on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th.