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Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Declaration of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Delta

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Donald J. Trump in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Friday as a major hurricane, at least a Category 3.
On Tuesday, Gov. Edwards declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Delta, allowing the state to begin its preparations and to assist local governments as they respond.

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Catholic schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday and Friday

Mount Carmel School and Vermilion Catholic High School in Abbeville and Maltrait Memorial Catholic School in Kaplan will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Bishop Douglas Deshotel has announced that all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will be closed Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 due to the advance of Hurricane Delta.

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Public schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday, Friday

All public schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the possible impact from Hurricane Delta.
The Vermilion Parish School System central office will close at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler made the announcement Wednesday morning.
Hurricane Delta is currently expected to make landfall as a category 2 or 3 hurricane on Friday in southwest or south central Louisiana.

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Hurricane Delta will enter Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon

Delta made landfall this morning near Puerto Morelos, Mexico. It will come into the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon.
Landfall projections for the US shows a category 2 or 3 hurricane on Friday in southwest or south central Louisiana.
Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous hurricane force winds, and heavy rain are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.
Weather officials now have watches in place across our region:

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Gov. Edwards declares State of Emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall in South Louisiana on Friday or Saturday.
The Governor will host a Unified Command Group meeting this afternoon, followed by a media briefing at 3 p.m., which will be streamed at gov.louisiana.gov. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness’ Emergency Operations Center will begin 24 hour operations on Wednesday.

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