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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

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Government Officials Issue Warnings As Isaac Sweeps Across Louisiana

As Hurricane Isaac continues to sweep across the state of Louisiana government officials on all levels are reminding citizens to take this storm serious. We have already received reports of people stranded in Plaquemines Parish as water breached the levee system due to the storm surge.

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Hurricane Isaac: 10am Update

Here is the current screenshot of Hurricane Isaac from the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:

The latest coordinates on Hurricane Isaac:  29.6N, 90.7W

Maximum sustained winds:  75 mph

Min pressure:  972mb

Hurricane Isaac is moving NW at 6mph

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Hurricane Isaac: Current Conditions

Here's a screenshot from our friends in the Storm Team 3 Weather Lab at KATC TV3:

Winds as of 7am in Lafayette are steady at 23 mph, with gusts around 35; in St. Mary Parish, Cleco reports over 6,300 customers without power, and winds in St. Mary Parish are being reported above 30 mph. 

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generator photo courtesy of GenStar
generator photo courtesy of GenStar
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Teddy Eastin Of GenStar Offers Generator Advice

With the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac many retailers are selling generators faster than they can restock them. Teddy Eastin of GenStar joined ‘Mornings With Ken and Bernie‘ today to discuss generator safety this morning.

Eastin said,
“Many people get complacent with generators over time esp

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(Photo by Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
(Photo by Douglas H. Wheelock/NASA via Getty Images)
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The Latest on Hurricane Isaac – What’s Happening Tonight and Tomorrow Where You Are

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel says wind is his biggest concern as Hurricane Isaac approaches the Louisiana coast.

According to Durel, the National Weather Service says winds should hit sustained speeds of 39 miles per hour at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Win

Joey Durel, KPEL
Joey Durel, KPEL
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Lafayette Parish Declares State Of Emergency

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has declared a state of emergency, and all non-essential government workers will be off Wednesday.

“These declarations by communities and states are simply legal requirements to position themselves for reimbursement by FEMA, primarily,” Durel said through his Facebook page.

Officials are also asking

Trooper Stephen Hammons 061212 photo by KPEL
Trooper Stephen Hammons 061212 photo by KPEL
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Louisiana State Police Say They Are Ready For Isaac

It is now Hurricane Isaac, and several areas in the Southeastern portion of Louisiana have made it mandatory for their citizens in low lying areas to evacuate as the storm makes its way to our state. Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Stephen Hammons joined

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Lafayette and Acadiana Area Garbage Pickup For Wednesday

The arrival of Isaac has disrupted the daily routine of Acadiana residents. Now that disruption includes trash service. Allied Waste has announced these changes:

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Makes Isaac Announcement

According to Gambit,  Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his staff made announcements concerning Tropical Storm Isaac this past weekend.

I noticed something different from what I saw during Hurricane Katrina 7 years ago:  it seems to me that Mayor Landrieu, without saying it, might have been stressing personal responsibility.

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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Sand Bag Availability for Acadiana [Updated]

Sandbags will be available at the following locations:

1. Acadia Parish
Church Point

Sandbags will be available for pickup at the city barn at 125 S. Guidry Street on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Reside

Category: Hurricane Season
Honda Generator
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Hurricane Safety: Generators

Public Service Message from the Louisiana State Fire Marshall concerning Generator Safety:

Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning warns against placing gas- or diesel-driven generators inside enclosed areas.  

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