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705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502

P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette LA 70502

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8012
Email: commsoffice@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Jamie Angelle

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GUILLORY ISSUES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LAFAYETTE PARISH

Sep 14, 2021, 08:16 AM by Claire Regan

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GUILLORY ISSUES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LAFAYETTE PARISH

 

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette and surrounding parishes could experience significant rainfall over the next several days as Tropical Storm Nicholas continues to move towards the northern Gulf of Mexico. Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory, after consulting with leaders throughout the parish, has declared a state of emergency for Lafayette Parish.

Residents should immediately prepare for the possibility of prolonged flooding, isolated tornados, gusty winds, and sporadic power outages. Periods of heavy rain will begin tonight and could last through the remainder of the week.

Residents should take steps to protect life and property. Avoid driving or walking through floodwaters, vehicles that drive through flooded roadways not only risk stalling, but could also push water into nearby homes. It is against the law in Lafayette Parish to drive any vehicle through standing water in a manner that causes any wake or wave which introduces water or pushes additional water into any building or residence, unless the vehicle is an emergency vehicle.

In many cases, roadways are engineered to temporarily collect and detain excessive rainfall to prevent intrusion into nearby homes, businesses, and other structures. In most cases, water will begin to recede as drainage system capacity allows.

For information on road closures and sandbag locations throughout the parish visit https://lcg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9bb1e04043594fc2aade87bb04660cb5. Continue to monitor local media for the latest updates, and remain indoors if possible.