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Eric Frank, left, and Reginald Clark fills sandbags at the Northwest Pavilion Wednesday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Hurricane threat developing

The National Weather Service on Wednesday was advising that a hurricane threat was increasing for the region.
People should be prepared for hurricane-force winds by Saturday, with tropical force winds starting on Friday.
Rainfall totals will be 10 to 15 inches along and right of the path and will result in significant flooding.
The path given by Weather Service has the storm in the Gulf of Mexico and south of Eunice by 7 a.m. Saturday. The track shows a landfall in southwest Louisiana.

Sandbags available

Sandbags will be available for pickup to Eunice residents starting at 1 p.m. Friday until further noticeat the Northwest Community Center Pavilion, 651 Samuel Dr., Eunice, according to an announcement from Mayor Scott Fontenot.
This is a fill your own site. Sand and bags will be available. Residents will need to bring a shovel.
For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at 337-457-7389.

Parish has sandbags

Due to the heavy rainfall on Wednesday night into Thursday morning and expected rainfall occurring on Sunday, the St. Landry Parish Government Yambilee Building sandbag site located at 1939 W. Landry St. in Opelousas will be open for those residents needing sandbags, according to Maj. Eddie Thibodeaux, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s public information officer.
People wanting and should bring their own shovel. Sand and bags will be available.
The location will be open today and until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Eunice Today

465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122