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Emergency declared for Lafayette Parish ahead of Marco and Laura

Posted at 2:00 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 15:00:30-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has declared a state of emergency ahead of the possible impacts from Hurricane Marco and the future Hurricane Laura.

Guillory's state of emergency was declared on Sunday, Aug. 23 at noon.

The declaration cites Lafayette Parish being faced with the threat of widespread wind and water damage and loss of life or property resulting from severe weather in the forms of heavy rains, high winds and flooding caused by the effects of Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco in Lafayette Parish.

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