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Cleco: Heavy rain, wind beginning to impact Cleco's service area

As heavy rain and strong winds begin to impact Cleco’s service territory, Cleco has nearly 100 crews ready to respond to weather related power outages and clear debris that may come into contact with its power lines.
“Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall near Lake Charles early this morning and is expected to cross the state before exiting the northeast corner by Thursday morning,” said James Lass, general manager of distribution operations and emergency equipment. “Cleco line crews and contractor crews are currently responding to reports of scattered outages.”

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Road closure update from DOTD

UPDATE: DISTRICT 03 (ACADIANA REGION) VARIOUS ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO HARVEY
Monday, August 28, 2017 11:54 AM
Effective immediately, the following road closures and high water notifications are in place due to heavy rains and high tides. The roads will be reopened as soon as conditions improve. Be sure to check www.511la.org for the latest travel information, as road conditions change quickly. UPDATES ARE UNDERLINED AND IN BOLD PRINT
Acadia Parish
High Water:
LA 100 between LA 97 and LA 91
LA 97 at LA 100

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Want to help with flood, hurricane relief? Here's one way.

United Way of Acadiana will be launching Flood the Love, a community donation drive to collect essentials, in response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the consequent flooding across Louisiana. This donation drive is in partnership with United Way of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles, United Way of Greater Houston and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.

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Wednesday closures

LSUE will close Wednesday. This includes programs at LGMCSW, the Academy and at LSUA.
All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lafayette will be closed Wednesday.
This includes St. Martin, Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Mary, St. Landry, Iberia, Acadia and Vermilion.
-Vermilion Catholic and Mount Carmel will be closed tomorrow, while Maltrait Memorial in Kaplan will be closed tomorrow and Thursday.
St. Landry Parish public schools are closed Wednesday.
We will add to the list as more notices are sent.

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