Gueydan Town officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order in the neighborhood of Simon because of flooding concerns.
The neighborhood of Simon is north of Gueydan and east of Highway 91.
The mandatory evacuation is due to flooding caused by the Mermentau River.
Officials are asking people to leave their homes in the area and seek shelter at a loved one’s or at A.A. Comeaux in Abbeville.
If you choose to stay at your home, officials are asking that you contact the local law enforcement to let them know so that they can check on you in the morning.