Guillory recognizes grief of Pellerin family amidst hurricane preparedness

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory met with local pastors and city leaders earlier today to discuss the fallout of the shooting of a Black man Friday night by Lafayette Police, holding a press conference shortly after.

For the first time since the shooting, Guillory said he recognized the grief of family of Trayford Pellerin, but he noted people can have grief and still support law enforcement.

“The facts will come out,” said Guillory.

The mayor-president said he has sought the counsel of the Senior Pastor Alliance regarding the ongoing protests the city has seen since Friday night. He said he offered an apology for things that might have been done differently, but reiterated that not all the facts are known yet. He urged Lafayette residents to “trust the process.” He also acknowledged that he could have offered his condolences earlier.

While Guillory said he recognized the right of protestors to peacefully assemble, he noted that he had “a duty to protect life and property, and I will do so.”

Lafayette Interim Police Chief Scott Morgan said the city has resources available from the Louisiana State Police, the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies. He said it was known that there were people from outside of Lafayette participating in the protests, but he declined to discuss information gathering on those individuals.

While Morgan, too, also said he recognized the rights of protestors, he did ask that they not impede recovery efforts during the storm and he further asked that they not put themselves in positions where they might need to be rescused due to the storm.

When asked about looting in the city — specifically reports that a Citi Trends had been broken into — Morgan said that any theft at Citi Trends was unrelated to the protests. Some videos circulating on social media, however, have purported to show looting from the store. Those videos were not addressed. Morgan said a juvenile was arrested for the break-in at the store.

The remainder of the press conference was given over to storm preparation information, as various officials — including OHSEP’s Craig Stansbury, Lafayette Sheriff Mark Garber and Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit.

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Read LCG’s emergency preparedness PSA below:

(LCG) Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory, Mayors of Lafayette Parish municipalities and emergency officials said now is the time to prepare needed supplies and an evacuation plan.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents should take extra precautions. In case of evacuation to a public shelter, pack items to help protect you and others – soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfectant wipes and two masks for each person. Children under the age of two should not wear a mask.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

  • In case of power loss at ATMs, withdraw cash before the storm.
  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food), ready-to-eat canned meats, canned fruits and canned vegetables, bread, high-energy foods – peanut butter, nuts, trail mix and dried fruits, for example
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery-powered lantern
  • Extra fuel for generator and car
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Paper, pens, pencils
  • Soap, feminine supplies and other personal hygiene items including denture needs
  • Clothing and bedding: a change of clothes, footwear and a sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
  • Protective clothing, rainwear
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Important Papers and Identification (store in waterproof container)

  • Driver’s license or personal identification
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residence (deed or lease)
  • Insurance policies
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Stocks, bonds and other negotiable certificates
  • Wills, deeds, and copies of recent tax returns

Prescriptions and Non-prescription Medications

  • Prescription medications for all family members (at least a 7 to 10-day supply)
  • A list of all prescription medications, including dosage amounts and times
  • Prescription eyeglasses, contacts and contact lens solution
  • Non-prescription medications – Acetaminophen and ibuprofen pain relievers, antacid, antidiarrheal medication, laxatives

First Aid Kit

  • Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Antihistamine for allergic reactions
  • Epi-Pen for those with allergies
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Disposable cold packs
  • Gauze pads (assorted sizes)
  • Roller gauze
  • Surgical tape to secure gauze
  • Elastic bandage (like an Ace bandage)
  • Oral thermometer
  • Cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant

Infants

  • Formula
  • Diapers, wipes, diaper cream
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Extra bottled water
  • Medications
  • Pedialyte
  • Thermometer
  • Portable Crib
  • A wrap, carrier or stroller
  • Extra clothes

Special Needs

  • Glasses,
  • Hearing aids
  • Catheters
  • Augmentative and alternative communication devices
  • Cane
  • Wheelchair
  • Scooter
  • Walker
  • Dressing aids
  • Oxygen
  • Tubing
  • Feeding supplies
  • Emergency health information and emergency contacts
  • Also keep a list of the type and serial numbers of medical devices you need. 

Pets

  • Do not leave your pets behind. If it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets.
  • Identification tag with name, phone number and medical needs. Have a picture of your pet in case you’re separated.
  • A week’s supply of food, water, medications, cat litter
  • Food and water bowls
  • Pet carrier, leash or harness
  • Bags for pet waste
  • Veterinarian contact information
  • Ahead of time, find pet-friendly hotels in case of evacuation.
  • Locate nearby boarding facilities if you’re evacuating to a shelter where pets aren’t allowed. Bring medical records. Facilities may require proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Ask out-of-town family or friends if they’d be willing to care for your pets.
  • Treats and toys

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SANDBAG LOCATIONS

Lafayette City and Parish

  • North District site at 400 N Dugas Road (located off North University Avenue)
  • Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville 
  • Brown Park, 1234 E. Pont Des Mouton Road
  • Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

Bags Per Household

  • Please limit sandbags to four bags per exterior door.
  • Maximum of 20 sandbags per household.

Broussard

  • City Hall, 310 E. Main Street (behind City Hall)
  • Deer Meadow Subdivision (corner of Deer Meadow Boulevard and Myette Point Street)
  • Broadview Drive (by the Broussard Community Center)

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower. Sandbag stations are open until the threat of heavy rain has passed.

Carencro

  • Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue (behind the Community Center)

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower.

Duson

  • Duson Park at South A Street

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

Scott

  • Public Works Department, 116 Lions Club Road

Sandbags are available beginning Friday, August 21, 2020 throughout the weekend. Also, if needed, on Monday, residents can pick up already-filled sandbags but are encouraged to self-bag this weekend.

Youngsville

  • Foster Park at 399 2nd Street in Youngsville 

Self-bagging; bring shovel and manpower

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