Barry is now a category one hurricane now downgraded (download the weather advisory pdf)

Barry has now been downgraded to. Tropical Storm.
Barry is now a category one hurricane with winds of 75 mph, according to the 10:30 a.m. report from Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Lake Charles.
Life-threatening rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and St. Martin Parishes. People could be trapped in homes due to the flood waters.

Cleco reminds customers to be safe during Tropical Storm Barry

As heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Barry begin to impact Cleco’s service territory, customers may begin to experience power outages. 

“We remind customers to report power outages to Cleco, and report dangerous situations involving electricity to Cleco and 911,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency management. “Customers can report outages by calling 1-800-622-6537 or texting “REG” to 25326 (Cleco).” 

Cleco reminds customers to be safe during the storm:

Concert rescheduled

The Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir has rescheduled its performance date to 6 p.m. July 28 at the Liberty Center.
Tickets purchased for the July 11 and 12 dates will be honored. The performance were cancelled due to Tropical Storm Barry and air conditioning issues at the Liberty Center.
The dress rehearsal has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. July 24.

River drowned big scheme

Big plans were afoot in the late spring of 1915 “to promote and build up the town of Krotz Springs” by bottling and selling the spring water that gave the town its name. Selling bottled water was a radical idea in those days; no one had yet figured out how to make the plastic jugs that now line grocery store shelves.


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