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Lafayette Parish Schools To Close Tomorrow – Preparations Being Made for Bad Weather

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Lafayette Parish:

Lafayette Parish School officials have announced that schools in the parish will be closed tomorrow as another band of heavy rain is expected for the area.  Spokesperson Angela Simoneaux says teachers and students are to remain home tomorrow.  Principals, custodial staff and central school board personnel are being told to report to their respective job sites as long as they can do so safely.

As another round of bad weather is set to head our way, Lafayette Consolidated Government has told KPEL News that they will have one location open for sandbags today starting at noon.  The location is at Brown Park, at 1234 Pont Des Mouton.  It will be open as long as weather permits today, and you must bag the sand yourself although supplies like shovels and bags will be there at the site.

Iberia Parish: In New Iberia, Parish President Errol “Romo” Romero announced that sand bags will be available to residents in low-lying areas of Iberia Parish today. Filled sand bags are now available for pick-up at the Iberia Parish Public Works office located on Avery Island Road for residents in need. In addition, delivery of sand and unfilled bags is underway to fire stations in Grand Marie, BOM, Jeanerette and Delcambre. Any resident living in those areas will be allowed to fill bags this afternoon.

Vermilion Parish: Sandbags will be available at one location, the Parish public works building on 2211 Leonie Street, Abbeville.  Sand and Sandbags will be there for your use, but you must bring your own shovel.

KATC TV-3 Meteorologist Dave Baker says that a system is headed in starting tonight that will dump more rain on Acadiana, with heavy rain expected tonight and throughout the day on Wednesday.   With the winds blowing in from the south, it is keeping the Vermilion River levels from going down after last week’s deluge of rain.  That has resulted in a flood warning for the area.  Since there is an expectation of 4-5 inches of rain, forecasters are saying that renewed flooding along waterways in the area, like the Vermilion River, are a distinct possibility.

KATC Meteorologists put together a map of the area and the expected amounts of rain we will see statewide in the upcoming storm:

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Newstalk 96.5 KPEL will keep you informed as the weather continues to have an impact in the area.

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