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American Red Cross Opens Shelter In Crowley (Audio)

As residents in Acadia Parish brace for the worst, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Rice Festival building on 4th Street in Crowley.

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Call Center For Parents With Questions About Lafayette Parish Schools

Second through fifth grade students of Westside Elementary will be going to N.P. Moss Prep next week.

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‘DoorDam’ Flood Protection; Do You Think It Would Work For Us In South Louisiana? [Video]

I've been thinking a lot about flood protection the past few days as I'm seeing thousands of homes in Acadiana flooded. It got me thinking, why haven't we figured out some better ways to protect our homes from flooding yet? Sure, we have sandbags, but sometimes that's not enough. I did some searching and found this product called 'DoorDam'. Do you think this would work for us down here?

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FoodNet Asking Acadiana For Donations; Non Perishable Items Needed

With at least 20,000 Louisianians in shelters, Foodnet Food Bank is in need of more items and is asking for your help.

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UPDATE: I-10 Detour Remains In Place, Open To Local Traffic (AUDIO)

The detour applies to through traffic, but local drivers are able to use the interstate at this time.

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Tips For Hiring the Right Contractor to Repair Your Home

In the wake of the severe flooding throughout Acadiana, Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is warning homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster to beware of "storm chasers" and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

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City of Scott Holding School Supply Drive All Week

The City of Scott will be accepting donations for a school supply drive all week at Walgreens on Cameron Street.

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Vermilion River Begins To Recede – Mermentau River Still Rising

The Vermilion River at Lafayette has reached its crest. The Mermantau continues to rise and push backwater flooding into many communities.

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Office Of Homeland Security And Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Contacts For Every Parish

One of the most important things needed in disaster situations like we have in South Louisiana is contact information. Who do you call to report damage? Who do you call for help? How do you even begin to recover? There is certain protocol for recovery and for reporting damage, and below is who to call for every Parish in Louisiana.

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Kurt Reaux Construction Takes Incredible Aerial Photos Of Louisiana Flood In Youngsville [Pictures]

As you'll see in the pictures, the flooding is really bad in this area. There are also a few pictures of the Roundabout at Hwy 92 and 339.

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