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UPDATE: Town of Gueydan completely without power

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 13:48:54-04

Energy workers from Georgia are in the town of Gueydan working alongside local crews to restore power as quickly as possible, however if you're one of the 1,300-1,400 people who live there, you can expect another night in the heat.

Mayor Jude Reese, who is among several facing damage and repairs, wants to encourage the town through this difficult time.

"Dig deep, we will get through this and we'll come out stronger," he says.

Right now, ice, water and hot meals are available to all residents. World Central Kitchen will have lunch and dinner available on Sunday and over the next few days. They are set up behind city hall at 600 Main St.

At that location you can also find water and bags of ice.

Meanwhile, the Louisiana National Guard is set up at the festival grounds handing out water and MREs.

Tarps are expected to arrive over the next couple of days.

Like so many cities throughout Acadiana, downed trees litter the ground and some roofs have been blown off completely. While there were water line breaks, those have been fixed, according to Mayor Reese.