Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU AgCenter.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana, including Vermilion Parish.
Relief efforts have ended today after two days of hard meticulous work by volunteers, Louisiana National Guard, Mississippi National Guard, Vermillion Parish Sheriffs Department, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion Parish Police Jury, Gueydan Fire Department and Gueydan Police Department.

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

Historic flooding will cost Louisiana agriculture at least $110 million

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU

Abbeville shelter 'Going strong'

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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LAFAYETTE – Kickoff for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Sept. 17 home contest against South Alabama has been set for 6 p.m., University and Sun Belt Conference officials announced on Wednesday.

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Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

With the recent Jr.

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