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Residents Prepare For Another Round Of Severe Weather

It's almost a year since hurricane Laura swept through parts of Acadiana and now local officials and residents are preparing for another severe weather season.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021 10:17 AM
Updated: Apr 15, 2021 10:33 AM

It's almost a year since hurricane Laura swept through parts of Acadiana and now local officials and residents are preparing for another severe weather season.

“We know it's coming .. we are bracing for it , and more ready than we have ever been” Rob Gaudet Said. 

Many in Acadiana are preparing now for this upcoming severe weather season.

“We have a large food trailer that's coming. We have tool trailers , we have heavy equipment. We have put in place a plan to pre stage those items before a storm. We are learning how to evaluate the storm and not only the storm but the communities that are in its path.” Rob Gaudet Said.

Acadiana resident, Angelle Cloud says she's also preparing but has major concerns of the damage from communities that were caused by hurricane Laura.

“They’ve already been hit ; they may not be ready for the next big wave and they're going to have to go through it no matter what. If God rolls the dice that way, we are going to have to deal with it again.” Angelle Cloud Said. 

Over in Iberia parish officials throughout the parish are working closely together to prepare for the season.

“We are in the process of building structures. In fact , we got our first bid back last week for the very first flood control structure that we are looking to build.” M. Larry Richard Said. 

Lafayette Parish Emergency and Preparedness has first responders and staff ready for the worst. 

“We are double checking ourselves to make sure we have everything available and ready to respond if needed.” Craig Stansberry Said. 

Craig Stansberry with the Lafayette Parish Emergency and preparedness says you can never be too prepared but they're going to make sure to keep the community informed as the severe weather season starts.

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Ville Platte
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Abbeville
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St. Martinville
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Opelousas
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