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First Responders Lend Helping Hand After Hurricane Ida

During this challenging time, first responders are lending a helping hand after hurricane Ida. Officials say that our southeast neighbors are in need of help more than ever now with some areas without power.

Posted: Sep 2, 2021 5:33 PM

During this challenging time, first responders are lending a helping hand after hurricane Ida. Officials say that our southeast neighbors are in need of help more than ever now with some areas without power.

“We need to go out there and help them. Not only them but help their folks that are living there have a peace of mind that we are out there trying to do the best we can. Not only to help them but also to protect their properties.” Kp Gibson Said.

Acadia sheriff Kp Gibson says their goal is to help out with much needed law enforcement needs as hurricane Ida brought massive destruction to Southeast Louisiana.

“They basically assigned us to an area. Last night I knew our guys were down in the Grand Island area. They're doing patrols. Unfortunately, you have a lot of people that go out and commit crimes. Still and so forth because there are things out there that are not attended anymore. It is devastating and it’s a shame, but the goal is to get out there and try to prevent that from happening.” Kp Gibson Said.

Lafayette city marshal, Reggie Thomas and his team are also pushing efforts forward with serving food for more than 700 people in the Thibodaux area.

"There are no businesses open because there is no electricity. There is running water. Most people haven't had a hot meal lately and ya know people are looking for something to eat. The gas stations are close, so it's really that they can't travel very often.” Reggie Thomas Said.

Lafayette City Marshal’s team will be serving those hurricane Ida survivors with free water, food, and supplies.

"We come together. That is one thing I love about Louisiana. That is one thing about the people in Acadiana. We come together when somebody calls for help, that's what we are doing tomorrow. We are all coming together. We are going to feed over 700 people in Thibodaux tomorrow and we are looking forward to it.” Reggie Thomas Said.

The Lafayette City Marshal’s office will be accepting monetary donations as well as supplies.

The most needed donations right now are cleaning supplies, bug spray, diapers, and other baby items like wipes, baby formula, and baby food. All items can be delivered to the Lafayette City Marshal’s office (105 E. Convent Street, Lafayette, LA 70501)

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