News Release

National Weather Service Forecast for Lafayette Parish
Posted: 8/27/2017 6:00 PM

On Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m., Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux attended an emergency update and briefing along with other municipal leaders and law enforcement officers at the Emergency Operations Command Center.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) update, Lafayette Parish is forecast to receive approximately three additional inches of rain this evening. NWS is monitoring offshore showers that are expected to move onshore and are anticipated to bring an another three to five inches of rain on Monday.
As of 4:15 p.m., the Vermilion River Surrey Street gauge was measuring at 9.24 gauge height, which is almost a three foot increase since around noon on Sunday. Due to significant rainfall in and around Acadiana, the river is flowing backwards as is normal for this type of rain event.
Additionally, Lafayette Parish and the surrounding areas are under a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is monitoring several roads in the parish for accumulation of water. Road closure information will be made available once confirmed.