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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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A combine harvests rice near Crowley, Louisiana. This year’s crop won’t set any records after a growing season with excess rainfall that has stretched into the harvest, making field conditions difficult to cut rice. Farmers in who have not finished harvesting their crop are anxiously watching Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

Hurricane threatens balance of Louisiana rice harvest

CROWLEY — The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop out of the fields.
Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, said 2017 will not rank among the top yielding years. “We’re going to have an OK crop, but certainly not near a record yield,” he said.

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