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Vermillion Parish Continues Hurricane Laura Cleanup

Vermillion Parish continues Hurricane Laura cleanup almost a month after landfall.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 5:20 PM

Hurricane Laura made landfall almost a month ago. While the worst damage was in Southwest Louisiana, Vermillion Parish saw some of the worst damage in Acadiana. Storm surge combined with strong winds caused power outages and flooding across the parish. Pecan Island was one of the hardest-hit areas with its close proximity to the coast.

In Pecan Island the cleanup is still continuing almost a month after landfall where debris is still being cleared from the sides of roads.
Water still remains in low-lying places in an area where many homes were damaged by flooding, a lot of progress has been made though during the return back to normal.

"The most difficult part has already occurred, getting the power back on to everyone was the hardest thing to get done. We have roads that are damaged, we are still addressing those with FEMA to see if we are going to get those repaired through FEMA or not. Other than that it is going pretty good" said Rebecca Broussard, the head of the Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Vermillion Parish.

She says that the progress in cleaning up the damage has been good and if another storm threatens the parish they are currently prepared to handle things.

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Low-end severe potential tonight with flooding possible over the coming days

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