August 22, 2016
The recent flooding event in South Louisiana also impacted the Acadiana region. Aerial photos posted by The Advocate show high water in areas in Lafayette Parish.
The Advocate posted these additional aerial photo sets from the Acadiana area.
We’ve put together some quick references to both assist and benefit our members in the Acadiana Region.
REGISTER WITH FEMA
Like all Louisiana residents, those who sustained storm or flood damage in Acadiana should register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance. You can register online or by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Acadiana Disaster Response Fund
The Community Foundation of Acadiana has created the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund. The fund will benefit South Louisianans who have been affected.
Flood the Love
United Way of Acadiana is accepting both volunteers and donations. Flood the Love is the chapter’s donations drive for the Acadiana area. Donations will be distributed to Acadiana residents affected by the recent flooding.
Lafayette area Food Bank FoodNet is accepting donations of food and funds to help restock its warehouse. You can drop off donations at the FoodNet warehouse located at 217 Surrey Street, Lafayette, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also donate online.
For Those Affected
Resources for Families
Acadiana Area Human Services District
Resources for Businesses
A Business Recovery Center is open for affected Acadiana area businesses at the following location and time:
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Executive Conference Room, 537 Cajundome Blvd., Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Acadiana Area Shelters
Cyr-Gates Community Center
300 Parkview Drive
New Iberia, LA
1373 S College Road
St. Landry Parish
Opelousas Civic Center
1638 Creswell Lane Ext
AA Comeaux Rec Center – Boys and Girls Club
300 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Drive
For an updated list of shelters in Acadiana and across Southeast Louisiana, you can visit the Office of the Governor’s web site.