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Delta currently projected to make landfall in Louisiana late Friday or early Saturday as a category 2 hurricane

Delta is a major hurricane (category 4).
It will make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday.
Landfall projection for the U.S. shows south central or southeast Louisiana, late Friday or early Saturday as a category 2.
Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane force winds are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.
Delta is a small, compact tropical system. Hurricane force winds extend 10 to 20 miles from the center. Tropical Storm force winds extend 40 to 80 miles from the center.

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Vermilion Parish Police Jury not canceling Trick-or-Treating

Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux announced last week that Trick-or-Treating would not occur in the Acadia Parish city as a precaution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closer to home, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury decided during its meeting Wednesday night that Trick-or-Treating would not be canceled in rural areas of the parish. Halloween is Saturday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treating will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Former Gov. Mike Foster

Former Gov. Mike Foster passes away at age 90

It was Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, and the headline in the Banner-Tribune, as well as virtually all media in Louisiana and beyond, was “Foster new Louisiana governor.”
Nowhere more jubilantly than here in St. Mary Parish: Our own native son had risen to the highest office in the state.
Murphy J. “Mike” Foster was a well-known businessman and unlikely politician. But he charged into a seat in the state Senate and announced his candidacy for governor.
He died Sunday at his home, Oaklawn Manor.

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Louisiana Senate President Page Cortez testifies before a state Senate judiciary committee on Sept. 29, 2020.
By David Jacobs | The Center Square

Louisiana Senate calls for "seat at the table" for emergency declarations

(The Center Square) – The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would make the governor consult with a legislative committee before extending an emergency declaration beyond 30 days.
The measure passed unanimously, though it is likely to face tougher sledding in the more conservative House of Representatives, where many members believe it doesn’t go far enough.

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