The sound of chainsaws and generators are all too common here across Acadiana and that is thanks to things like you see behind me. A pretty large oak tree down on Sterling St. just north of downtown Lafayette and you can see those downed power lines. Many of those without power and that is thanks to those strong winds not only here in Lafayette but all the way out even towards Lake Charles. Over 500,000 people at the peak without power and it looks like a lot of those will have to wait for power to come back on.
As of 6:30 PM Outages across the region look like:
St. Landry 31,118
St. Martin 20,320
Jefferson Davis 8,788
St. Mary 3,030
As we go throughout the coming days power crews will try to turn on those lights but it will take some time for many communities to return to normal.