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As Delta inches closer, LCG provides last minute update on preparations

Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 14:28:59-04

On Friday, October 9 Lafayette Consolidated Government held a press conference on Hurricane Delta preparations.

During that press conference, Mayor-President Guillory asked parish residents to plan to remain in their homes.

Once the winds in the area reach tropical storm strength, about 50 mph, Guillory says that residents should prepare to remain where they are.

In the event of an emergency, Guillory says that Lafayette Parish residents should call 911. Residents can also call 232-Help or 311 locally for any assistance.

In Lafayette Parish, a curfew will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 9 and last until 8:00 am on Saturday, October 10.

Even after the storm has passed, LCG asks that residents keep roadways clear. That includes traffic and any debris. Officials say that residents should stay off of roadways unless it is an absolute emergency.

Crews will be working to restore power quickly to those areas that experience outages. For those residents who decide to use generators, Guillory says to do so safely. For information on generator safety, visit the LCG Facebook page.

The sheriff's office says they plan to post road closures on their Facebook page regularly and residents are reminded not to drive through high water or try to go around set barricades.

While some roads may be closed due to flooding, the main cause for concern, according to Sheriff Mark Garber, is wind and wind related damage across the parish.

Sheriff Mark Garber says that officers will be monitoring conditions and available to help when it is safe to do so.

Craig Stansbury says that local hotels are currently full. Those searching for shelter will most likely have to travel out of town to find shelter should they need to leave last minute.

See more live coverage of Hurricane Delta from our KATC Team: Live Coverage: Hurricane Delta

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