LAFAYETTE PARISH (KADN) - Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has issued a curfew for the parish until 6 a.m. Tuesday following heavy rainfall across the area.
You can read the full release below:
"After exceptional rainfall and numerous severe weather watches and warnings, and after consulting with area Mayors and Sheriff Garber, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory has declared a state of emergency for Lafayette Parish. Beginning immediately a curfew is in effect for Lafayette Parish until 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2021, if conditions improve. Severe weather and continued rainfall are expected over the next several days, which could cause prolonged flooding and hazardous conditions throughout the parish.
Residents should take steps to protect life and property. Avoid driving or walking through floodwaters, vehicles that drive through flooded roadways not only risk getting stuck, but could also push water into nearby homes. Continue to monitor local media for the latest updates, and remain indoors if possible.
For the latest updates on road closures and other information visit www.lafayettela.gov."