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State parks, welcome centers closing due to weather

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism announces the following closures due to high water levels over roadways – resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey – leading to the facilities:
Atchafalaya Welcome Center, located at Exit 121 on I-10
New Orleans Welcome Center, Jackson Square
Grand Isle State Park on the eastern end of Grand Isle
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park outside of St. Martinville
Tickfaw State Park near Springfield

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Cleco issues statement as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches

Pineville, La., Aug. 29, 2017 – Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to make landfall south of Lake Charles on Wednesday morning and exit the northeast corner of Louisiana by Thursday night. This projection puts five of Cleco’s operating regions in the path of the storm. In preparation of possible weather related outages, Cleco has all of its crews and 28 contractor crews ready to respond.

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Weather update: Expect rain

Harvey is a weak tropical storm, moving northeast towards the southwest Louisiana coast. Landfall projection is Wednesday morning in Cameron Parish as a tropical storm.

The major storyline with this system will continue to be the heavy rain and dangerous flood threat, especially in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Storm total values will approach the 30 to 45 inch range in parts of southeast Texas.

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UL Lafayette closed Tuesday

Based on the overnight shift in the path of Tropical Storm Harvey, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Essential personnel are required to check in with supervisors for assignments.
Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to continue to monitor University official email, social media accounts and its website for updates.

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