Curfews Announced In Acadiana As Storm Approaches
As Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana, some towns and cities are imposing curfews for the public's safety.
We should remind you, even though your town or city does not enforce a curfew, it is best to stay off of the roads this weekend. We are expecting flooding and wind damage throughout much of Acadiana.
Barry is expected to make landfall Saturday morning (July 13) near St. Mary Parish.
We will continue to update this list as we get notifications from authorities or from our media partners at KATC-TV 3.
Here are the curfews as announced thus far:
CHURCH POINT: City-wide curfew from 10 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Sunday.
The City of New Iberia has issued a curfew for the entire city. The curfew is in effect beginning Friday, July 12, from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. It will go into effect again on Saturday, July 13 from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Only emergency personnel will be allowed on the roadways during set curfew times.
DELCAMBRE- A curfew has been set for 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight ( Friday) and 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. tomorrow(Saturday) night.
JEANERETTE - The City of Jeanerette has issued a curfew for the entire city beginning Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 10 pm until 6 am.
The parish-wide curfew starts at 9 pm, July 13 till 6 am on July 14.
St. Martin Parish
Parish President David Hanagriff has declared a voluntary evacuation effective noon today for all of St. Mary Parish.
GUEYDAN: Friday, July 12 from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.
ABBEVILLE: A city-wide curfew for the entire city of Abbeville. The curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. tonight (July 12) until sunrise. This curfew will be in effect each night until the state of emergency has been cancelled. No one other than emergency personnel will be allowed on the roadways.
MAURICE: Curfew in the Maurice from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM on Friday and Saturday, July 12th and July 13th. This curfew may be extended as needed.
ERATH: Curfew in the city from Friday at 11 p.m. until Saturday at 5 a.m. and on Saturday from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Sunday.