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Aug 29, 2012 12:01 AM by Maddie Garrett

Police Try to Keep Streets Quiet with Curfews During Isaac

Many parishes and cities have set curfews for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Iberia Parish: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Gueydan: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Abbeville: 10pm Tuesday and 8pm Wednesday
Erath: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Delcambre: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday

Abbeville Police said they put the curfew into effect to protect residents and homes, because though there are no evacuation orders, many residents left anyway. Extra police patrols are also hitting the streets of Abbeville as Isaac blows in.

"The reason why I think it's a good thing, because it's all about prevention. That way if you have a curfew, you don't know how bad the storm is going to get, have everybody indoors, keep everything safe. I'm for safe," said Abbeville resident Arlyn Campbell.

Safety from possible looters that could take advantage of people's homes who evacuated.

"I think it's fantastic," said resident Dorothy Diggs about the curfew.

Diggs said she leaving town for Isaac and finds comfort in the curfew.

"It gives me a good feeling, a peace of mind that there's going to be a curfew because it's very necessary," she said.

But others, like Harold Broussard, don't see it that way.

"I don't see any reason why we should have a curfew because there's no evacuation," said Broussard. "Until we are going to get some 50 to 60 mile an hour winds, why have a curfew? Let people go about doing the business they normally do."

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