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  • Evacuees Return Home Only for Minutes

    August 5, 2013 11:41 PM

    The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has suspended escorting residents into their homes. Early Monday afternoon, residents were allowed to go home for less than 10 minutes to pick up prescription medications, pets, and clothes. Not going home wasn't an option for the Wiltz family. Like many, they had... more »
  • FEMA Wants Town of Washington to repay $72,100

    June 27, 2011 11:31 PM

    The mayor of Washington is under fire by State government for money given to the town to pay for Katrina evacuees. But Mayor Joe Pitre isn't backing down, and his citizens are standing behind him. After Hurricane Katrina, the small town of Washington was flooded with evacuees. "There... more »
  • Multi Chem Evacuees

    June 14, 2011 11:52 PM

    Since the explosion at Multi Chem in New Iberia, some residents living within a mile of the plant have evacuated to Cyr Gates Community Center. Red Cross volunteers say about ten people have evacuated to the center. Some evacuees say they only live a block or two away from the... more »
  • Information for St. Landry Parish Student Evacuees

    May 16, 2011 5:45 AM

    According to St. Landry Parish President Don Menard, all public schools in the Parish will be open this week. Although students in areas affected by evacuations will be excused if they can't make it to their schools.
  • Many Evacuees Still Unable to Return Home

    April 27, 2011 11:22 PM

    Crews were able to stop the natural gas well from spewing Wednesday afternoon, but as of Wednesday night the rig is still considered insecure and that means it's not safe for some families to return home. The American Red Cross reported roughly 970 people checked in Wednesday as evacuees... more »

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