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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Severe Tropical Weather

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for all of Louisiana in preparation for the impact of the low-pressure system, Invest 92L, in the Gulf of Mexico. The system will likely produce storm surge, hurricane-force winds and up to 15 inches of rain across the state.

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Sand bags available in Vermilion Parish

Sand bags will be available throughout Vermilion Parish in preparation for the storm.
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has sand and bags that will available at 2 p.m. at the following locations.
• Public Works Barn located at 2211 Leonie St. in Abbeville
• Area 1 Barn, 13115 Mack Switch Road in Erath
• Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebeouf Road in Abbeville
• Area 3 Barn, 29429 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Gueydan
• Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Rd. in Kaplan
You must bring your own shovel.
The City of Abbeville has sandbags available.

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Prepare livestock for Tropical System

BATON ROUGE – A tropical system is threatening Louisiana and heavy rain could fall in some regions of the state starting today.
“While this storm is still unorganized, we are urging everyone to prepare for possible heavy rain and flooding in parts of the state that may be impacted. Please monitor your weather forecasts and prepare to move your livestock and equipment to higher ground, if necessary,” said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

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Hurricane threat increasing for entire region

According to Roger Erickson of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, a hurricane threat is increasing for our entire region.
The exact timing, location, intensity, and specific threats are still developing.
People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical storm force winds starting on Friday.
Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and to the right of the path. This will result in significant flooding.
Storm surge could be significant along coastal areas, depending on the strength of the storm.

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Abbeville delegation to meet with Sister City; Broussard will lead a small delegation to Tracadie-Shelia

During the CMA 2019, Councilman Brady Broussard, Jr. will lead a small delegation from Abbeville to visit its sister city.
On August 21, the delegation will meet with Mayor Dennis Losier of Tracadie-Sheila in New Brunswick, Canada. The two officials will be renewing the sister city agreement along with their commitment to continuing exchanges.
“I’m bringing a proclamation from the City of Abbeville to renew our alliance,” says Councilman Broussard.



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542