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Ville Platte distributes supplies to residents

Posted at 1:47 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 18:25:21-04

Residents in Ville Platte were provided with supplies following Sunday’s storms that dealt major damage to parts of the city.

Friday, the city set up a distribution point at the Girls-Boys Place on S. Thompson Street to hand out supplies to residents. Supplies included food items, toiletries and household products.

The city will hand out supplies until they are gone. Thursday, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine says another date for supplies distribution will be determined at a later date.

Ville Platte was hit by an EF-1 tornado on Sunday morning. Power poles were damaged, leaving the city in the dark. Numerous homes and businesses reported significant damage.

Aerial footage showed trees downs and buildings damaged.

Thursday, Vidrine updated residents in a robo-call which stated that power had been completely restored by Cleco. The curfew was also lifted.

For those already receiving foodstamps, Vidrine says customers can go to the local Cleco office on Tuesday to request a letter concerning the power outage that occurred because of the tornado.

No information was available for those who are not already on food stamps.

Read more here.Mayor provides update on the City of Ville Platte