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Curfews announced for towns in Vermilion Parish

As Tropical Storm Barry continues toward Louisiana, officials from towns in Vermilion Parish are issuing curfews.
Gueydan will have a dusk until dawn curfew on Friday-Saturday.
The town of Delcambre has a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew;.
The town of Erath issued a city-wide curfew of 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Friday-Saturday.
Abbeville also issued a city-wide curfew which will be in effect from Friday 11 p.m. until sunrise on Saturday. This curfew will be in effect until the state of emergency has been canceled.

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Curfew issued in Abbeville

The City of Abbeville has issued a city-wide curfew for the entire city of Abbeville.
The curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. tonight until sunrise.
This curfew will be in effect each night until the state of emergency has been cancelled. No one other than emergency personnel will be allowed on the roadways.
​The Abbeville Police Department would like to remind all citizens to stay safe throughout this incident. This includes the aftermath of the passing storm. Downed trees, power lines and flooding are expected.

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Sheriff urges everyone to get a plan; Vermilion Parish will get wind and rain from Tropical Storm Barry

According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is projected to make landfall on the Louisiana coast by Saturday morning, possibly somewhere east of New Iberia.
Although the forecast is subject to change, at this time the forecast for Vermilion Parish is heavy rain with possible hurricane force wind gust. The Vermilion Office of Emergency Preparedness has already issued a voluntary evacuation to those residents living in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.
Vermilion Parish could get five to seven inches of rain.



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Abbeville, LA 70510
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Kaplan, LA 70548

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Gueydan, LA 70542