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NEWS & EVENTS > Latest Hurricane Info & Updates

Vermilion Parish is recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Rita in September 2005.  Storm surge affected most of the coastal communities in the parish, nearly wiping out some of these communities.

The 2007 Hurricane Season is fast approaching!  In an effort to keep its citizens informed with the latest information, Vermilion and Iberia Parishes have joined together to produce the Emergency Guide: Planning, Preparation and Response for Hurricanes and Other Disasters.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury will continue to update this page with information that could affect you, the citizens of our great parish.  Begin preparations early.  And, remember, if you are asked to evacuate, please do so in a timely manner.

For information on what to do before, during, and after a storm, click here.


The Road Home
Louisiana Recovery Authority
Louisiana Rebuilds. Info
Louisiana Speaks
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
Louisiana Gulf Opportunity Zone Program (GOZone)
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
American Red Cross
State Police State & Federal Highway Road Closures


Agricultural News - Hurricane Indemnity Program (see News & Events)

IRS News Release 2006-97 and Rev. Procedure 2006-32 - "IRS Issues Guidance to Hurricane Victims Victims Claiming Casualty Losses; Safe Harbor Methods Available for Individuals."

IRS Notice 2006-59 - "Amounts Paid to a Leave-Sharing Plan to Assist Employees Affected by a Major Disaster Declared by the President of the United States"


Louisiana Emergency Evacuation Map (PDF)
Prepared by LA Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness
Hurricane Tracking Chart (PDF)

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