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Blue tarps are available.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury will be distributing free blue tarps, starting Tuesday

Many homes in Vermilion Parish had roof damage because of the strong winds from Hurricane Delta.
Shingles were pealed off old and new roofs. Also, trees fell through homes.
Those who had damage, can get a blue tarp. Call the Police Jury Office, 898-4300, to request a blue cover. Give your name, address and telephone number. You will also have to furnish a picture of your roof damage before a tarp is handed out.
The Police Jury ordered 500 tarps and is expected to order more this week.

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The metal covering at Shop Rite in Abbeville was destroyed by the hurricane. The store was open the next day.

Abbeville recovering after storm

Abbeville faced obstacles with getting electricity back on after Hurricane Laura in August, namely because an Entergy transmission line went down and could not feed the city’s main substation.
No such issue occurred during Hurricane Delta, allowing crews to respond not long after the effects of the storm died down.
“We were able to start as soon as the wind subsided early Saturday morning,” Mayor Mark Piazza said on Monday. “We were able to send crews out to assess the damage.
“We were fortunate that we had power available to us at the Pete Noel substation.”

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Maurice Mayor announces curfew

Due to the anticipate effects from Hurricane Delta, the Village of Maurice will be issuing a village-wide curfew.
The curfew will be from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, until Saturday, Oct. 10. Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said the curfew could go longer, if needed.
Only emergency and essential personnel are allowed to travel during the curfew.

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Delcambre Mayor issues MANDATORY EVACUATION

DELCAMBRE — Effective immediately, the Town of Delcambre Mayor has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation. If the storm maintains its current track and projected strength as a CAT 3 or higher, it is may cause widespread damage, injury, and/or loss of life or property with severe weather in the form of heavy winds, rains, storm surges and flooding with a possible 11 foot or higher storm surge. Evacuation for all areas of the Town of Delcambre are Mandatory.

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Sandbags available in Abbeville, Delcambre and Erath

Sandbags are currently available in Abbeville and Erath as preparation for Hurricane Delta continues.
The City of Abbeville has sandbags to its citizens at the City Barn. The barn is located at 1811 Godchaux St. City workers are there to assist anyone in need.
Residents in Erath can get sandbags in front of Erath City Hall, located at 115 W. Edward St.
Sandbags are available to Delcambre residents at the North Landry Street and West Church Street.



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