Vermilion River at Camellia in Lafayette LA, August 30, 2017
Landfall occurred this morning in Cameron, Louisiana, to our west. Considering that Acadiana is on the East side of the weather, we were expecting a lot of rain, but here in Lafayette, it hasn't been all that bad. Our neighbors to the south and west have suffered damage, but the Hub City seems to be taking the water we've received pretty well. This video was shot at about 8 AM on August 30, 2017, and the river has gone down since Monday (click HERE to see that video.)
The Flood Warning Continues For the Vermilion River at Lafayette, Surrey Street Gage until further notice. At 8:15am Wednesday the river was 11.7 Feet and Flood Stage is 10.0 Feet. The River is forecast to continue rising to near 12.0 feet by this evening then begin falling. This may impact Beaver Park and Vermilionville near the River. Minor flooding of Heymann Park and off of Highway 90 will occur.