Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to make landfall tomorrow morning in southwest Louisiana. The latest radar shows heavy thunderstorms in Cameron Parish and scattered thunderstorms across south Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the good news is that Harvey is starting to ingest some dry air, which is weakening the system…
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Flood waters in Lake Charles are rising and rescues have already been conducted. Dick Gremillion with the Calcasieu Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says a rain band that came in at around 5 p.m. yesterday caused immediate flooding….
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Gremillion says everyone was successfully rescued.
Here’s the latest when it comes to evacuations…all areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway in Cameron Parish are under a mandatory evacuation. Voluntary evacuations are in place for parts of Iberia, Vermilion and Acadia Parishes.
Governor John Bel Edwards says there are close to 700-hundred Louisiana guardsmen working on Harvey operations in Louisiana. Colonel Ed Bush says they are equipped with high water vehicles and boats for rescue operations….
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Governor Edwards says there are over 250 people in shelters as of this afternoon. Edwards says the state is also providing the Cajun Navy fuel for their boats at the Texas border, before they go into the flooded parts of Texas….
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Edwards says south Louisiana was in the same position a year ago and we all understand the importance of the Cajun Navy.