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Want to Do Something Here in Lafayette to Help Hurricane Victims?

232-HELP is currently in need of volunteers to work the night shifts due to the influx of calls regarding the recent hurricane and tropical storm. On-site training will be provided to volunteers.

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Lost Pet Resource

When Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac was blowing through here (thank goodness things were minimal for most of Acadiana), it reminded me of how pets sometimes can't handle the stress/excitement of bad weather.

Lost and Found Pets Acadiana is a Facebook page dedicated to reuniting lost and found pets with their owners.

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Isaac Wreaks Havoc With Cajuns’ Parking Plans

Back in July, the University of Louisiana announced new parking regulations at Cajun Field, eliminating general admission parking on the west side of the stadium and reserving those spots for Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation donors who give at least $250

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Schools In Acadiana Set To Re-Open [UPDATED]

Now that Hurricane Isaac has moved through the area, schools throughout Acadiana are assessing damage and determining when to resume classes.

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Louisiana Gov. Jindal Inspects 17th St Canal Ahead Of Storm
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Fox’s Monosso Says New Orleans Faring Well After Isaac

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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

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School And Other Closures for Lafayette and Acadiana Area [Updated]

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The following schools will be closing due to anticipated severe weather:

Schools:

Armed Robbery Scene by KPEL
Armed Robbery Scene by KPEL
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Curfews Issued For Acadiana In Response To Isaac – Info For Your Town Here

 

Due to the impending hazardous weather and related road conditions, various parishes have established curfews to protect the citizens of their towns. If you live in the following towns, please follow the curfew to help ensure the safety of yourself as well as those who need to be on the road, from emergency personnel to recovery effort personnel.

Abbeville: Curfew beginning at 8pm on Wed

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Isaac, Nearing Acadiana, is Downgraded to Tropical Storm Status

 

Isaac has just been downgraded to a Tropical Storm.  The storm has sustained winds of 70 miles an hour. It’s location is 29.8 N and 90.9 W, putting the storm 55 miles from the Baton Rouge.  The storm is moving northwest at 6 miles per

Category: Hurricane Season
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Superdome Manager, ‘You Cannot Lock The Door And Walk Away’

Last night, Superdome manager Doug Thornton was at the facility, awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. Seven years ago, he was in the same location, awaiting the destructive force of Hurricane Katrina.

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Lafayette and Acadiana Emergency Contact List For Hurricane Isaac

As Isaac makes it’s way through the area, plenty of things can go wrong. From downed power lines to other emergencies, hurricanes and other powerful storms can make life difficult as well as dangerous. In order to assist in recovery efforts, here’s a list of emergency contacts for the Acadiana area.

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Curfew Announced For Lafayette

From Joey Durel:

Just made the decision, along with all municipalities, to go to a 6:00pm to 6:00am curfew. This will help businesses make a decision and allow emergency personnel to keep a better e

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