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Many Vermilion Parish residents plan to ride out the storm

Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 11:15:21-04

Travis Guillory, reporting in Vermilion Parish, says he's experiencing that eerie feeling in South Louisiana before a hurricane.

There are not too many people out on the roadways, businesses and homes boarded up, and the waiting game begins to see what Hurricane Delta is potentially going to do.

Reporting from the Vermilion River in Vermilion Parish, he said storm surge is a concern.

Because the river travels more than 70 miles through multiple parishes, the rising water will affect a lot of people further inland - especially along the bayous, coulees and canals that make up that watershed.

But wind is also a concern.

In Vermilion Parish there's a mandatory evacuation, but a lot of people are staying. They've ridden out storms before and feel confident they can do it again.

There are a lot more businesses and homes boarded up, as concerns about the winds - forecast to be at least 100 miles per hour in some areas - can contribute falling trees and flying debris in the area.