LAFAYETTE — Many communities across Acadiana are preparing for tropical weather which may cause flooding in some areas.
Clean storm drains on your property, and along the streets. Make sure areas where water drains are clear of any debris and report any clogged ditches and coulees to city and parish workers. Stock up on sandbags if needed.
Because this could also be a wind maker, the next couple of days you're advised to bring in any loose items, such as patio furniture, plants, trash cans, and anything else that could be carried by the wind and cause damage. Trim back tree branches that might be touching your home.
Stock up on important items you'll need between now and the end of the weekend.