Some Leave Grand Isle As Tidal Surge Washes Over Roads

GRAND ISLE, La. — An early tidal surge brought water onto Grand Isle on Friday (Sept. 2), just as some residents heeded a voluntary evacuation recommendation. reported the isolated barrier island in Jefferson Parish is likely to see significant flooding over the Labor Day weekend as Tropical Storm Lee arrives on the Louisiana coast.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for individuals in camper trailers and recreational vehicles, and officials declared a general state of emergency for the city.

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