Officials in Lafayette Parish have issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents as storms approach the gulf coast.

In their post on social media, officials say, "Residents south of I-10 should consider voluntarily evacuating, while residents south of Hwy 90 are strongly encouraged to evacuate."

While Hurricane Marco may not pose a major threat to Acadiana on Monday, the real threat could come when Tropical Storm Laura reaches the gulf coast. By then, the storm will likely be classified as a powerful hurricane.

We hope you have started to prepare and encourage you to protect yourself and others in the days ahead.