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Despite evacuations, some Vermilion parish residents plan on staying

Posted at 9:33 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 23:55:36-04

ERATH — People south of highway-14 are under a voluntary evacuation in Vermilion parish but many planning to stay home during hurricane Delta.

"Why leave? There's no where to go. I don't want to be too far from my house if something does happen I want to get back to it quickly," resident Jesse White said.

White said he does not want to leave his Erath home, hoping the hurricane is not as strong as predicted.

"We got a generator, so we'll have power going, we also got a friend of mine who has a generator, we may go to his house. We stayed for Laura so well stay for this one," White said.

White is not alone. A few miles west, people in Gueydan say they may stay.

"My family isn't leaving, so I'm not leaving them," Cade Theriot said he is staying with his grandparents in Gueydan.

Some of his friends are planing to leave first thing in the morning getting out of Delta's path as soon as possible.

"It's going to be worse than the last one, so we need to leave," Spence Boudreaux said.

"Yeah, I feel like it's going to be a lot worse" Matthew Istre said.

Istre said he booked a hotel in Houston early Wednesday morning before the evacuations were announced.

"I'm by myself. I don't want to stay here," Istre said.

Those that plan on staying said they are watching the hurricane closely and have time to leave. Click here to read all evacuations.