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Acadiana School Closures for Tuesday January 15

With a healthy dose of additional rain earlier today, the question about schools possibly closing has once again reared its ugly head. 

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Acadia Parish Officials Urge Motorists To Stay Off Flooded Roads, Will Make School Decision Later Sunday

ACADIA PARISH, La. (KPEL) — Residents in Acadia Parish are bracing for more flooding as water levels continue to rise and as more rain is expected Sunday. Worsening conditions are forcing sheriff’s office officials to ask motorists to stay off some major streets.

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Flood Pictures From Around Acadiana [Pics]

With all the rain and flooding that’s been going on, lots of you took to social networks to show off your areas. Here’s some of the ones we’ve seen so far. We hope everyone safe!

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Crowley Is Flooding, And Hwy 90 Is Closing

From KATC :

From Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson:

Highway 90 through the city is being closed by DOTD as we speak. There is heavy flooding in various areas of town. Shady Oak is being evacuated as a voluntary procedure

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President Bill Fontenot Has Declared State Of Emergency For St. Landry Parish

From KATC :
President Bill Fontenot has declared a state of emergency for the parish of St. Landry. Any St. Landry Parish residents needing assistance with flooding, please contact the St. Landry Parish Government office at 337-948-3688.
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Remembering The Last Flood [Video]

Draining is not our strong suit. The topography of our part the world is very flat which means water tends to sit before slowly draining away. Do you live in a flood zone?

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Lafayette Weather – More Heavy Rain Today

Schools have been closed, roads have been closed, sandbags have been filled and plans have been changed by many people in South Louisiana. The reason for all this disruption? Heavy rain that just won't seem to go away.

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Need Sandbags? Here Are the Locations in Acadiana Where You Can Pick Some Up

 

Sandbags can be found in the following locations:

Lafayette at North Barn at 130 Shantel Road , and the South Barn at 1017 Fortune Road.
Youngsville Police Station on Fourth Street.

Ville Platte at 809 West

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Wet Weather Driving, What You Need To Remember

We are no strangers to water on the roadway here in Acadiana. With many parts of the region receiving over 3 inches of rain already it's probably time to review the common sense practices of wet weather driving.

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Flooding Prompts Closures – More Rain On The Way

A flood watch has been posted for much of Acadiana. Flood warning might be issued as residents keep a watchful eye on rising waters.

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