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LUS Power Restoration Plan After The Storm

LUS Power Restoration Plan After The Storm

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) will be joined by over 320 linemen and tree trimming personnel from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and the Carolinas representing 19 cities in a mutual aid effort to restore power after Hurricane Delta. Due to the size of the storm, damage may be extensive and may result in an extended…MORE

Republic Services Collection Suspended & Other Debris Tips

Republic Services Collection Suspended & Other Debris Tips

Republic Services is suspending trash and recycling collection on Friday, October 9, 2020. Once storm damage is assessed, Republic will advise when collection will resume. · Move waste and recycling containers, yard waste, any bagged waste and bulk items from the curb, out of streets, parking lots and rights-of-way, so they don’t become a hazard…MORE

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Louisiana

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Louisiana

Forecasters expect the storm to be a strong Category 2 at landfall. The current path of Delta shows a significant threat to Acadiana today.  The models are in agreement with landfall near the Cameron parish coastline, take a northeast turn, and affecting most of Acadiana. A Hurricane Warning has been posted for much Acadiana along…MORE

Generator Safety After A Storm

Generator Safety After A Storm

A reminder from LUS When there is a power outage, the need for using a power generator can be important especially for maintaining medical equipment or for comfort in a home. However, improperly used power generators are a hazard to the public and to the lineman working on the power lines. Backfeeding occurs when a…MORE

Evacuations In Acadiana Due To Hurricane Delta

Evacuations In Acadiana Due To Hurricane Delta

The Alexandria Medical Special Needs Shelter is open. Anyone who needs to evacuate should first call 211. A representative will screen callers and route them to the LDH triage line if needed.     Mayor-President Josh Guillory and administrations of all municipalities in Lafayette Parish encourage residents to voluntarily evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta. Delta…MORE

Sandbags Available Ahead Of Storm Threat

Sandbags Available Ahead Of Storm Threat

From LCG- Residents, especially those who live in areas prone to flooding, are encouraged to prepare for potential effects from Tropical Storm Delta. The forecasted projected landfall for Delta includes the Gulf Coast of Louisiana later this week and could strengthen to a Category Two Hurricane or stronger. Sandbag sites are available throughout Lafayette Parish.…MORE

LCG – Hurricane Emergency Numbers, Alerts, Resources

LCG – Hurricane Emergency Numbers, Alerts, Resources

HURRICANE EMERGENCY NUMBERS, ALERTS, RESOURCES – from Lafayette Consolidated Government *Dial 311 to report LUS Outages and Street Flooding and Drainage Issues Option 1 – LUS Power and Water Outages Option 2 – LUS Fiber Outages Option 3 – Street Flooding and Drainage Issues   *Should 311 become overloaded: Dial 291-9200 for power outages 291-5700…MORE

List Of Items For A Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

List Of Items For A Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

From Lafayette Consolidated Government, here’s a list of items for a basic Disaster Supplies Kit Basic Disaster Supplies Kit In case of power loss at ATMs, withdraw cash before the storm. Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation) Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food), ready-to-eat…MORE

Hurricane Plan For Pets

Hurricane Plan For Pets

HURRICANE PLAN FOR PETS Lafayette Consolidated Government reminds residents pets should never be left behind during a hurricane. Once a city or parish has issued an emergency declaration, which Mayor-President Josh Guillory declared this morning for Lafayette Parish, it becomes illegal to tie or tether a dog or cat in extreme weather conditions. The fine…MORE

School Closures Due To Hurricane Delta

School Closures Due To Hurricane Delta

From our news partners at KLFY TV 10– Lafayette Parish The Lafayette Parish School System will close all schools and facilities Thursday, October 8, through Friday, October 9. Friday’s Meals-to-Go pickup will be canceled LPSS will provide an update late Sunday afternoon regarding the reopening of schools next week. Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy, LCA, First…MORE

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