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Residents Urged To Stay Away From The Cypress Island/Prairie Hwy., Area Of St. Martin Parish - 8/15/2016 -


St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

August 15, 2016

7:45 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Public Urged To Stay Away From The Cypress Island/Prairie Hwy. Area In St. Martin Parish

And Residents In The Bayou Vermilion and Bayou Fuselier Area Are Urged To Prepare For The Possibility Of Backwater Flooding

(St. Martinville,La.)-Due to the rising waters in the Cypress Island/Prairie Hwy., area of St. Martin Parish, we are asking the general public to stay away from

this area until further notice. Please do not drive through the barricades and try to go around them. Excess traffic causes wakes from the water on the roadway to further move water into homes and businesses in this area and it also creates an additional burden for first responders who are assisting those in need.

Additionally, we want to remind residents in the Bayou Vermilion and Bayou Fuselier area to prepare for the possibility of backwater flooding. The St. Martin Parish Office Of Homeland Security And Emergency Preparedness is urging residents who may be affected by backwater flooding within the next couple of days from Bayou Vermilion and Bayou Fuselier in the following areas of St. Martin Parish to take preliminary measures now to protect your belongings:

Bayou Fuselier Road

Arcade Courville Road

Cooper Road

McVeigh Road

Rushing Road

Betty Drive

Anne Drive

Vanessa Drive

S. River Drive

Joe Kidder Road

Lee Roy Bourque Road

Sawmill Hwy.

Tilac Road


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