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Evacuation order for Gueydan lifted

5 months 2 days 9 hours ago August 22, 2016 Aug 22, 2016 Monday, August 22 2016 August 22, 2016 8:07 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: The Advertiser

GUEYDAN - Vermilion parish officials have lifted the evacuation order for the town of Gueydan.

Rebecca Broussard, director of emergency preparedness for the parish, tells The Advertiser Sunday it's safe for all residents to return home.

The levee along Louisiana Highway 713 just north of Gueydan was breached on Wednesday.

Volunteers from the town of about 1,500 residents worked around the clock bring in equipment and begin repairs.

Helicopters carried 4,000-pound sandbags dropped them along the levee. By the time the breach was contained Saturday, Broussard said 333 of the sandbags had been dropped.

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