The iconic Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson, LA, has suffered significant damage following a severe weather event that tore through Acadiana, wreaking havoc on St. Martin Parish. The beloved landmark, known for its scenic views and seafood, is now facing a long road to recovery after the storm's ferocious winds and heavy rainfall left a path of destruction.

In addition to the damages at Pat's Fisherman's Wharf, widespread impacts have been reported across the parish, with numerous downed trees and power lines creating hazardous conditions.

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued a stern warning via Facebook, urging residents to stay off the roads: "We are asking the public to please stay home and not be out sightseeing. Additional traffic on the roadway hinders first responders from helping those in need."

Authorities also caution against driving through standing water as continuous rains exacerbate the flooding risk, making some roads impassable. The emphasis remains on safety and the swift response of emergency services to clear debris and restore essential services.

Local officials coordinate with emergency responders and utility companies to prioritize areas needing assistance.

Stay tuned for updates and see more information on damage and power outages here.

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