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Delcambre Mayor issues MANDATORY EVACUATION

DELCAMBRE — Effective immediately, the Town of Delcambre Mayor has ordered a Mandatory Evacuation. If the storm maintains its current track and projected strength as a CAT 3 or higher, it is may cause widespread damage, injury, and/or loss of life or property with severe weather in the form of heavy winds, rains, storm surges and flooding with a possible 11 foot or higher storm surge. Evacuation for all areas of the Town of Delcambre are Mandatory.

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Sandbags available in Abbeville, Delcambre and Erath

Sandbags are currently available in Abbeville and Erath as preparation for Hurricane Delta continues.
The City of Abbeville has sandbags to its citizens at the City Barn. The barn is located at 1811 Godchaux St. City workers are there to assist anyone in need.
Residents in Erath can get sandbags in front of Erath City Hall, located at 115 W. Edward St.
Sandbags are available to Delcambre residents at the North Landry Street and West Church Street.

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Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Declaration of Emergency in Advance of Hurricane Delta

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Donald J. Trump in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Friday as a major hurricane, at least a Category 3.
On Tuesday, Gov. Edwards declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Delta, allowing the state to begin its preparations and to assist local governments as they respond.

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Catholic schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday and Friday

Mount Carmel School and Vermilion Catholic High School in Abbeville and Maltrait Memorial Catholic School in Kaplan will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Bishop Douglas Deshotel has announced that all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will be closed Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 due to the advance of Hurricane Delta.

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Public schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday, Friday

All public schools in Vermilion Parish will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the possible impact from Hurricane Delta.
The Vermilion Parish School System central office will close at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler made the announcement Wednesday morning.
Hurricane Delta is currently expected to make landfall as a category 2 or 3 hurricane on Friday in southwest or south central Louisiana.



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542