News Release

National Weather Service Mid-Morning Update for Lafayette Parish
Posted: 8/29/2017 12:00 PM

On Tuesday, August 29 at 10:30 a.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 update, the rainfall forecast totals for Lafayette Parish have increased as the projected path of TS Harvey has shifted eastward. Lafayette Parish is now forecast to receive approximately 3 to 6 more inches of rain today with the potential for higher rain totals across the entire region depending on the rain band formations.
An additional concern is the storm surge’s effect on the Vermilion Bay limiting the Vermilion River’s ability to drain as needed. As of 11:15 a.m., the Vermilion River Surrey Street gauge was measuring at 11.69 gauge height, which is slightly down from yesterday’s crest.