Abbeville shelter 'Going strong'

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Volunteers pack up supplies Friday morning that will be given to flood victims. The distribution center is located at the old Stage store building in Tiffany Plaza in Abbeville.

The distribution center at the old Stage store in Abbeville opened Wednesday afternoon with the goal of meeting the needs of those affected by last weekend’s historic flooding.

North Vermilion High students help flood recovery

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North Vermilion High students volunteered to help clean damage from the flood at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice. In all, more than 100 North Vermilion students have volunteered this week around Vermilion Parish and other areas.

MAURICE — If you think the youth don’t care about what goes on in the communities around them, that they are simply taking this time off from school to relax, there are more than 100 North Vermilio

Kaplan Elementary will platoon with Kaplan High School

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Vermilion Parish Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert was among those who helped to cleanup Kaplan Elementary.

KAPLAN — When schools around Vermilion Parish resume on Monday, students at Kaplan Elementary will not be among those heading back, at least not to their own campus.

Social media request grows into distribution center in Abbeville

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A table full of donated items were being placed in bags by members of the New Life Church in Abbeville. The items are at the old Stage Store in Abbeville in the Tiffany Plaza.

What began as a social media request for diapers and baby formula for residents at Motel 6 in Abbeville who escaped rising water, has now turned into something a lot bigger thanks to two women, who

Water rising in Gueydan; many are leaving

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Water continues to recede slowly in Vermilion Parish, but there are still many roads flooded near the Vermilion River banks and other low lying areas through out the parish.

Abbeville sees worst flooding in nearly 80 years

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Downtown Abbeville had at least a foot of water making it difficult to get around Magdalen Square. The old Get building (above) had water in it for the first time since 1940s.

Waters continued to recede Monday in Abbeville, but the damage from the worst flooding to hit the city in nearly 80 years has been done.
How much damage remains to be seen.

Erath deals with another flood

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Many homes in Erath were flooded because of rain and high water. The bypass was underwater.

An important part of Erath’s recent history is the town’s resilience in recovering from Hurricane Rita.
The people of Erath know how to plan for one of the most powerful forces of nature. Except this wasn’t a hurricane. The effects of record rainfall from this past weekend remained through Monday afternoon.



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Abbeville’s Tayla Willis (right) gets a clean block of a shot by Gueydan’s Ke’Ara Charles (13).

The Gueydan HoneyBears dodged a bullet in their opening game of the Coca-Cola VC Yuletide Tournament on Tuesday.


Kiyzer Israel Marceaux
A son, Kiyzer Israel Marceaux, was born, Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Abbeville General to Kymberly Paige Marceaux of Kaplan.

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