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Delta updates for Sunday; Edwards visiting Evangeline Parish

Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 07:16:15-04

On Sunday Gov. John Bel Edwards hosted a Unified Command Group meeting, briefly spoke with the media about the state's response to Hurricane Delta and visited Allen and Evangeline parishes.

KATC was there as Edwards met with local officials. He surveyed damage in Evangeline Parish and traveled to Oakdale in Allen Parish.

One person has died from a Delta-related incident. A St. Martin Parish man was killed while refueling a generator. The Governor says that officials tell him, they believe the man did not let the generator cool off before refueling, sparking a fire. Read more here.

Search and Rescue/ Damage operations

National Guard is working in 5 parishes including Calcasieu, Allen, Jeff Davis, Vermilion and Grant.

As of Sunday afternoon Urban Search and Rescue have made 4,000 secondary searches and damage assessments in region 4 and region 5. Work has ended in region 4 which includes Lafayette Parish. Work continues in region 5.

Power Outages

Numerous intersections across the state are without power and Edwards reminds motorist that they should use those intersections as a 4-way stop.

On Saturday the peak of outages were at 688,000 as of Sunday 348,609 power outages were still reported. Almost 50 percent percent of outages have been restored since loss of power due to Delta.

Crews from power companies across the state are still working around the clock to restore power to areas affected. See the latest on power outages here.

Corp of Engineers turning back on Blue Roof Program registration.

Many people who had blue tarps but up following Laura lost their tarps due to hurricane Delta. The state has reopened registration for those with blue roofs that need them reinstalled. That will be for the following parishes where blue roof work was already in place due to Laura.

Those parishes where registration is open again are Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis and Vernon Parishes.

Whether it was a blue roof put up by the corps, yourself, or had someone do it for you and you need a blue tarp, you can register at HERE or call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)


There are currently 9,109 Louisianans currently in shelters due to Delta and Laura. 837 people are in state shelters from Delta. 42 people are in 3 parish shelters

8,230 Laura evacuees remain in shelters 1,968 sheltered in Texas from Laura. 6,200 in Louisiana in 12 hotels in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette

Office of Emergency preparedness can be contacted in each parish for help with shelters and other damage reporting. Those numbers for each parish office can be found here.

For those needing shelter you can text LASHELTER to 898211 or call 211 for shelter assistance.

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