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This oak tree fell across Fairview Street in Abbeville. Contractors had to be used to remove the tree.

Abbeville family lucky 100-year-old oak tree falls on road

Jimmy Arnauld and his family loved the idea of living in the historical district in Abbeville, near the Vermilion River. They also loved living in an old home, surrounded by 100-year-old oak trees. Three weeks into their new rental home on Fairview Street, they may be having second thoughts about living near large trees.

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Blue tarps are available.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury will be distributing free blue tarps, starting Tuesday

Many homes in Vermilion Parish had roof damage because of the strong winds from Hurricane Delta.
Shingles were pealed off old and new roofs. Also, trees fell through homes.
Those who had damage, can get a blue tarp. Call the Police Jury Office, 898-4300, to request a blue cover. Give your name, address and telephone number. You will also have to furnish a picture of your roof damage before a tarp is handed out.
The Police Jury ordered 500 tarps and is expected to order more this week.

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The metal covering at Shop Rite in Abbeville was destroyed by the hurricane. The store was open the next day.

Abbeville recovering after storm

Abbeville faced obstacles with getting electricity back on after Hurricane Laura in August, namely because an Entergy transmission line went down and could not feed the city’s main substation.
No such issue occurred during Hurricane Delta, allowing crews to respond not long after the effects of the storm died down.
“We were able to start as soon as the wind subsided early Saturday morning,” Mayor Mark Piazza said on Monday. “We were able to send crews out to assess the damage.
“We were fortunate that we had power available to us at the Pete Noel substation.”

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Maurice Mayor announces curfew

Due to the anticipate effects from Hurricane Delta, the Village of Maurice will be issuing a village-wide curfew.
The curfew will be from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, until Saturday, Oct. 10. Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said the curfew could go longer, if needed.
Only emergency and essential personnel are allowed to travel during the curfew.



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