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Vermilion Parish Hurricane Reporting

The Vermilion Economic Development Alliance has made a very simple online form to help assess Vermilion's post-storm situation. VEDA is encouraging business owners to fill out the form whether they were affected by Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Delta, or both.
It can be accessed at:
Business are encouraged to report not just physical damage, but any challenges caused by the storms.

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Driver Killed in Late Afternoon Crash in Iberia Parish

NEW IBERIA – Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2020, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on LA Highway 674 at Blanchard Road in Iberia Parish.
The crash took the life of 58-year-old Somvang Sinsayarath of New Iberia.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed Sinsayarath was driving a 2019 Honda Fit east on LA 674 when she failed to negotiate a curve. She lost control of her vehicle which then crossed the center line and continued into the path of a westbound 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.

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This oak tree fell across Fairview Street in Abbeville. Contractors had to be used to remove the tree.

Abbeville family lucky 100-year-old oak tree falls on road

Jimmy Arnauld and his family loved the idea of living in the historical district in Abbeville, near the Vermilion River. They also loved living in an old home, surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees. Three weeks into their new rental home on Fairview Street, they may be having second thoughts about living near large trees.



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542