Voluntary evacuations for Grand Isle and lower Lafourche Parish are in place in anticipation of Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico and related rainfall across south Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday.

Although La. 1 is open now, there is a possibility it could be flooded later, he said at a news conference.

At 10 p.m., Tropical Storm Lee was moving slowly northward with heavy rains spreading over portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

Lee is located at 28.2North, 91.6West or about 165 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 150 miles southeast of Cameron. Maximum sustained winds are still at 45 mph with northward movement at 5 mph.

Tropical Storm warnings have been extended eastward to the Alabama/Florida border. A tropical storm watch has been issued from the Alabama/Florida border eastward to Destin, Fla.

Currently, 10 parishes in south Louisiana have declared a state of emergency, said Jindal, who issued a state declaration of emergency Thursday evening.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH:

Mayor-President Kip Holden urges residents to be vigilant in light of the weather conditions that could potentially affect the community.

The mayor in a news release reminded residents to check on friends and neighbors who might have difficulty during any hazardous event, as well as to take necessary steps to protect your home, personal property and pets.

The mayor also encourages city-parish residents to be personally prepared by having enough supplies on hand for longer than 72 hours, in the event of power outages. Exercise extreme caution when traveling on roadways and closely monitor weather conditions as they may deteriorate quickly.

Sandbags will be placed at the following locations throughout the parish: Baton Rouge Fire Department Station No. 6, 3820 Gus Young Ave.; Baton Rouge Fire Department Station No. 15, 3150 Brightside Lane; Alsen/St. Irma Lee Fire Station, 674 Old Rafe Mayer Road; St. George Station No. 65, 1506 Seaboard Drive; District 6 Fire Station (51), 7878 Prescott Road.

David Guillory, assistant Public Works director of maintenance, said staff will monitor conditions and may determine if additional sandbags are needed in other areas.

Public Works staff will be on call 24-hours a day, even on Labor Day, Guillory said, to address emergency situations.

He encourages people to report problems to 311, or (225) 389-2070 after hours.

The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) will continue to coordinate with local and state officials throughout the duration of the weather event. For more information regarding the weather, contact MOHSEP at (225) 389-2100 or you can visit www.redstickready.com

B.J. Andrews, assignment secretary for the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association that provides officials for all local games, reports that no Friday games have been postponed in the Baton Rouge area. False River Academy, of New Roads, did move its game with Houma Christian up to 5 p.m., according to Andrews.

At Baton Rouge Metro Airport, current weather conditions have not affected arrivals or departures , spokesman Jim Caldwell said Friday.

“Things are quiet and on schedule right now,” Caldwell said, adding that two flights leaving the airport were slightly delayed.

“We are going to check the weather and we will see what happens over the next few days,” Caldwell said.

He advised travelers to check the carrier websites for any possible delays and cancellations.

People can also check the airport’s website at http://www.flybtr.com and look for the Check Flight Status icon to get updates.

ASCENSION PARISH:

President Tommy Martinez declared a state of emergency Friday as the potent storm is expected to bring heavy rains through the weekend that could spark flooding “in some of our low-lying areas,” a news release says.

Martinez said the pumps at the Marvin J. Braud Pumping Station in the McElroy Swamp will run 24 hours a day through the weekend at a constant pace. He said the station’s five pumps will draw down water in canals to recreate a reservoir.

Martinez said in an interview that officials are also concerned about high tides being driven in by the storm from Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain into the Amite River Basin after.

Sand for sandbags will be located at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, Barns 5 and 6; LaLa-Regira baseball field off Church Street near Donaldsonville; and fire stations as needed.

Martinez recommended parish residents planning to use sand bring their own shovels.

“If winds get higher than predicted right now, we are advising parish residents to stay indoors and use common sense,” Martinez said in the news release. “We urge them to stay off the roads if they don’t need to be out.”

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works employees will be on stand-by status all weekend, the news release said.

For more information, visit the parish website at http://www.ascensionparish.net/ohsep or call the Community Information Line at (866) 380-2303.

LIVINGSTON PARISH:

The main concern is the potential for flooding from high tides and excess rainfall, said Derrick Hesson of the parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Most parish fire districts have one or more stations with sand or that have been set up to receive sand from the parish’s Department of Public Works, he said.

People who wish to place sandbags around homes or businesses should contact their local fire districts or the OEP office at (225) 686-3066, Hesson said.

Emergency personnel have been put on standby as local officials watch reports from the National Weather Service, he said.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH:

Police Jury President Melanie Bueche said sandbags have been placed at strategic locations: Fire District No. 5, La 1, New Roads; Fordoche Community Center and the City Hall complex in Livonia. The gates to the Lighthouse Canal were opened Thursday to keep False River’s water level low.

B.J. Andrews, assignment secretary for the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association that provides officials for all local games, reports that no Friday games have been postponed in the Baton Rouge area. False River Academy, of New Roads, did move its game with Houma Christian up to 5 p.m., according to Andrews.

IBERVILLE PARISH:

Chief Administrative Officer Edward “Lucky” Songe said the parish Emergency Operations Center has been activated and sandbags will be available this weekend as needed. The parish president has declared a state of emergency.

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH:

President Riley “Peewee” Berthelot has declared a state of emergency as a precaution in anticipation of heavy rains associated with the tropical depression.

Parish workers have also cleared all canals of debris in preparing for the storm, said Jason Manola, executive assistant to the parish president.

Sand and bags will be available at the Port Allen Depot and at the public ballparks in Erwinville, Brusly and Addis, Manola said.

TANGIPAHOA PARISH:

President Gordon Burgess has issued a declaration of emergency in preparation for the effects of the storm, a news release says.

Sandbags are available at the following locations: Tangipahoa Parish Public Works Facility (South), 44512 West Pleasant Ridge Road, Hammond and Tangipahoa Parish Public Works Facility (North), 63101 Commercial St., Roseland.

LAFAYETTE PARISH:

Sandbags are now available until 5 p.m. Friday at the City-Parish Public Works facility at 400 Dorset Avenue. There is a limit of 20 bags per vehicle.

Lafayette Parish residents also may fill their own sandbags until 5 p.m. at two satellite public works sites at 1017 Fortune Road and at 130 Shantel Road.

Shovels, bags and sand are provided. The sites at Fortune Road and Shantel Road will re-open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

In Youngsville, residents may bag their own sandbags at three sites: 415 Iberia St.,; 310 Railroad Ave.; and 304 Fourth St.

Pre-filled sandbags in the Youngsville area available at the wastewater plant at 416 Railroad Ave., but city officials ask that the pre-filled bags be reserved for the elderly and disabled, who should call (337) 856-4181 or (337) 412-9025 for assistance.

ST. MARTIN PARISH:

Bags will be available until 5 p.m. Friday and beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the following locations: North Barn at Grand Point Highway and North Barn Road, Breaux Bridge; Ruth Barn at 1035 Ruth Bridge Highway, Breaux Bridge; South Barn on Capritto-Forty Arpent Road, St. Martinville; and Stephensville Water Plant at Tower Tank Road.

Residents should be prepared to fill their own bags.

IBERIA PARISH:

Sand and bags will be available at B.O.M. Fire Station; Delcambre City Barn; Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Station; Loreauville Park; and Rynella Volunteer Fire Station.

New Iberia residents may pick up filled bags at 907 Fulton St. until 6 p.m. Friday.

VERMILION PARISH:

Sand, bags and a shovel will be available to residents at the following facilities: Erath: across from City Hall at 115 W. Edwards St.; Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebouef Road, Perry; Area 3 Barn, 19419 Veterans Memorial Drive, Gueydan; Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Road, Kaplan; and Public Works Barn, 2211 Leonie St., Abbeville.

Advocate staff writers Marsha Sills, Rebekah Allen, Bob Anderson, Steven Ward, Koran Addo and Richard Burgess contributed to this report. Position updates provided by theadvocate.com staff.

TSLee Information

At 10 p.m., Tropical Storm Lee was moving slowly northward with heavy rains spreading over portions of the northern Gulf Coast. Lee is located at 28.2North, 91.6West or about 165 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 150 miles southeast of Cameron. Maximum sustained winds are still at 45 mph with northward movement at 5 mph. Tropical Storm warnings have been extended eastward to the Alabama/Florida border. A tropical storm watch has been issued from the Alabama/Florida border eastward to Destin, Fla. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Alabama/Florida border westward to Sabine Pass, Texas, including the city of New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas..