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United Way of Acadiana mobilizes Flood the Love for Harvey relief

LAFAYETTE — United Way of Acadiana will be launching Flood the Love, a community donation drive to collect essentials, in response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the consequent flooding across Louisiana. This donation drive is in partnership with United Way of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles, United Way of Greater Houston and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.

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Vermilion Parish part of tropical storm warning for Harvey

Harvey is a weak tropical storm, moving northeast towards the southwest Louisiana coast. Landfall projection is Wednesday morning in Cameron Parish as a tropical storm.
The major storyline with this system will continue to be the heavy rain and dangerous flood threat, especially in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Storm total values will approach the 30 to 45 inch range in parts of southeast Texas.

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Roads currently flooded in Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness released a list of flooded roads in the parish as of Tuesday morning.
West Etienne Road East Of Noah Road
West Etienne Road Between Us 167 And Presley Road
Avri Road
Old Sugar Mill Road
Everglade Road
Preacher Road
Donna Road @ Airport Road
Isadore Road
Ollie Road
Davie Road West Of Sindey Gautreaux Road And Tee Wayne Road
Bamboo Road @ La 14
Cabrol Road South Of La 14
North Side Of Cabrol Road
Dudley Road @ Lampman Road

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State of Emergency Declaration Puts Price Gouging Laws in Effect

BATON ROUGE – With the Governor declaring a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Harvey making landfall, Attorney General Jeff Landry encourages Louisiana consumers to be conscious of price gouging.
“It is an unfortunate reality that some people and businesses attempt to take advantage of consumers during and after natural disasters,” said General Landry. “I strongly encourage consumers who suspect price gouging to contact their local law enforcement agencies."

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National Weather Service provides update on Hurricane Harvey

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is still monitoring Hurricane Harvey, expected to be a category 3 or 4 hurricane when it makes landfall on the central Texas coast Saturday morning.
Harvey will weaken to a tropical storm on Sunday, before slowly moving up the upper Texas coast early next week. It is too early to know for sure if it will move offshore, or stay inland as it moves up the Texas coast next week.

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