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VPSO makes rescue, issues road closure update

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 14, 2019

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office (VPSO) made one rescue over night and continue to monitor Tropical Storm Barry.

Late Saturday, and during the night hours, the storm surge caused flooding in the lower areas of eastern Vermilion Parish, according to Daryl LeBlanc, spokesperson for VPSO.

A rescue was made in the Intracoastal City area.

The Sheriff's Office has deployed a five-ton rescue team to Erath and Delcambre with other rescue equipment and personnel.

The public should limit travel to a need to basis, LeBlanc stated. Flooded roadways are often deeper than perceived and may result in a stalled vehicle needing rescue.

The spokesperson said when deciding whether or not to attempt to navigate a flooded roadway, this phrase can be useful: When in doubt, "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

Current List Flooded Roadways Vermilion Parish:

FLOODED ROADWAYS:

Delcambre Area Country Dr Boyance @ La 330 Olias @ La 330 La 330 south of 17032 St. Elmo @ La 330

Erath Area Charlie Field Rd La 330 @ La 331 DOTD road closed sign Live Oak Rd La 330 near Aurilien La 685 near bayou south of town Caldwell between La 685 and La 331

Isadore east and west of Jude Ollie Rd @ La 14 Lucien @ La 89 Robert Rd Lopez Rd E. Conrad

Abbeville Area Chaisson Rd telephone pole La 335 north of La 694 S. Hospital south of tracks Queens Ranch Rd Davie @ Sidney Gautreaux Maple Rd Theall Rd just north of La 82 Audubon Rd @ La 82

ICY La 333 just south of Andrew Rd Andrew Rd Bayou Rd School Board Rd S. Chapel Rd E. Chapel Rd Cattleman Rd Issac Rd Semmes Rd

Maurice Area La 699 @ U.S. 167 stop sign missing La 699 @ Heritage Point Guss Rd @ La 699

Kaplan Area William @ La 335