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Bayou Teche closed to non-emergency craft

Posted: 10:34 PM, Jul 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-14 23:34:00-04
Bayou Teche flooding

The Bayou Teche has been closed to non-emergency boat traffic until next week.

Parish President Larry Richard issued the proclamation, which takes effect tonight and lasts until July 22. It affects all non-emergency and motorized craft.

Richard said the proclamation is necessary because of damage and problems being reported by residents and business owners along the bayou.

Here's the proclamation: