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Vermilion Parish Disaster Recovery Center Closing but Help is Still Available

BATON ROUGE — The Drive-through Disaster Recovery Center in Abbeville will close Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., but help will still be available for survivors affected by Hurricane Laura.
After the DRC ceases operations, survivors whose homes or businesses had losses from the storm can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process, or check the status of their application by logging into their account or submitting information by:
• Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
• Visit DisasterAssistance.gov/.

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Vermilion Parish Police Jury has funds to help lift your home or tear it down

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury (VPPJ) recently received notice of available funding assistance through the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program for the mitigation of properties exposed to a high risk of flooding.
The FMA application period opens on Sept. 30, 2020.
On behalf of the parish citizens, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury will develop a grant application to include eligible properties. This is a voluntary participation opportunity.
The FMA grant offers two mitigation options of either Elevation or Acquisition (buy-out).

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The “Walls of Wonder” project will create murals in Abbeville.

‘Walls of Wonder’: Vermilion Arts Council hopes to inspire with project

The Vermilion Arts Council of Abbeville is creating a new community mural program entitled: “Walls of Wonder.”
Walls of Wonder hopes to be a creative outlet for kids and teens in Abbeville, especially those who walk through their neighborhoods day after day. Walls of Wonder hopes to line the streets of Abbeville with murals that will inspire community pride and uplift and beautify blighted landscapes, according to the Vermilion Arts Council’s Megan Bertrand.

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Abbeville man arrested for allegedly firing shots at vehicle

An Abbeville man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fired numerous shots at a vehicle that crossed his path.
Roland Bernard III, 28, of Abbeville, has been booked on Attempted 1st-Degree Murder, Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property and Obstruction of Justice
​On Sept. 26, at approximately 10:45 a.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to an address on Schlessinger Street in reference to a “Shots Fired” call.

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