More municipalities are setting curfews in advance of Hurricane Ida's landfall Sunday afternoon.

In Iberia Parish, President Larry Richard declared a curfew for the entire parish, including the incorporated areas, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday evening and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday. In his statement, Richard said the curfew would continue the same hours each day until amended or rescinded. 

The curfew prohibits and/or controls all pedestrian and vehicular traffic, except essential emergency vehicles and personnel.

The curfew does not apply to anyone going to and from their place of employment for purposes of work or any other critical or essential business activity as specifically defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Jeanerette Mayor Carol Bourgeois also declared a curfew for Jeanerette from 10 p.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday which the parishwide curfew overlaps.

In St Martin Parish, a curfew will be in place from noon Sunday until 5 p.m. Monday.

Dwayne Fatherree is the community editor for The Daily Iberian. He can be reached at dwayne.fatherree@daily-iberian.com.

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