Mayor says city prepared for Barry
As Tropical Storm Barry approved Friday, Mayor Scott Fontenot said the city is prepared.
Anyone in an emergency situation should call 911, Eunice Police at 337-457-2626 or Eunice firefighters at 337-457-6557.
Fontenot said Cleco is standing by with additional crews.
“If you have any loose items in your yard or around your house please secure them,” he said.
“I don’t remember a storm coming in July,” he said. “This is a good way to prepare for the rest of the season.”
The Eunice News is being printed on Friday and delivered early in preparation for the storm.
The National Weather Service, as of Friday morning, reported:
Tropical Storm Barry is slowly strengthening, and could become a category one hurricane before landfall Saturday morning in south central Louisiana.
Life-threatening rainfall of 15 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts is forecast for St. Mary, Iberia, and lower St. Martin parishes. People will be trapped in homes due to the flood waters.
Storm surge over 3 feet is expected for coastal sections of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary parishes. This includes Intracoastal City, Delcambre, Cypremort Point, and Burns Point.
Damaging winds will cause scattered to numerous power outages, trees blown down, and damage to homes and businesses across south central Louisiana and parts of central Louisiana.
Isolated tornadoes are possible along the path of this storm in south central and central Louisiana.