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Tropical Storm Cindy projected to make landfall near Texas-Louisiana line early Thursday

Tropical Storm Cindy has sustained winds of 60 mph as it moves northwest across the Gulf of Mexico.
Landfall projections bring it to the Texas-Louisiana state line by early Thursday morning, but we will see impacts before then. A tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch is in effect for our entire region.

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Ray Clark, a city worker, was busy stacking sand bags in Abbeville’s city barn.

Sand bags available in Vermilion Parish

Sand bags are available throughout Vermilion Parish in preparation for the tropical storm.
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has sand and bags available at the following locations:
• Public Works Barn located at 2211 Leonie St. in Abbeville
• Area 1 Barn, 13115 Mack Switch Road in Erath
• Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebeouf Road in Abbeville
• Area 3 Barn, 29429 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Gueydan
• Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Rd. in Kaplan
You must bring your own shovel.
The City of Abbeville has sandbags available

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Contractors make sure the gate closes behind Erath Middle School. Superintendent Jerome Puyau checks over the doors Monday morning.

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This is a generator that sits on top of a diesel storage tank. On the side of the generator are pumps that will pump water away from Erath High and Erath Middle School.

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Once there was a softball/football practice field behind the Erath High gym. Today, the land is now a large retention pond.

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There are drainages scattered on the grounds of Erath High and Erath Middle School. The water flows into the drainage pipe and then the water is pumped out into a bayou.

Vermilion Parish School employees begin closing flood protection wall gates

The Vermilion Parish school system is not taking chances when it comes to preparing for high waters in Vermilion Parish.
There are five schools with a flood protection wall around each school.
On Monday, the school system emergency plan kicked into effect and personnel were busying closing flood gates at each school.



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