Here are some of today’s headlines you should know before heading out the door:
- Broussard Police are currently working a deadly crash involving a pedestrian and train. At this time railroad crossings at Kol Drive and North Morgan Avenue are blocked at Highway 90. Drivers should take alternate routes.
- Millions of people are bracing for Hurricane Florence as it churns toward the southeastern U.S. The Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas either later tomorrow or early Friday morning.
- The Cajun Navy relief is gearing up to help people, after Hurricane Florence hits the east coast. The organization will first send out members of their pathfinder team on Wednesday night, to areas that could see impact from the storm and to assess what those states needs may be.
- LUS puts a crew on standby to help the east coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. SLEMCO says it will help in any way possible but the first priority are the needs of Louisiana customers if the need arises.
- Six of Louisiana’s coastal parishes will split more than $41 million to pay for projects aimed at fortifying communities against coastal land loss and rising seas.
- St. Martin Parish School Board members met in executive session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the threat of a lawsuit from recently terminated Superintendent Dr. Lottie Beebe. Both parties decided to try to come to a peaceful resolution without a lawsuit.
- Habitat for Humanity is partnering with UL-Lafayette’s Building Institute to build it’s first 1020 container home in the McComb-Veazay neighborhood. The home is being built for a local musician who will have access to new features with this unique project.
- The City of Scott will hold the groundbreaking for the Apollo Road extension this morning. Phase one will be from West Regional Library to J.B. Road.
- Scattered showers and storms are likely for Acadiana today. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high in the 80’s along with scattered showers and storms throughout the day.