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Rayne gets assistance from Baptists

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Posted: Mar 8, 2011 12:34 PM by WBRZ Staff
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Rayne, LA - Call it the kindness of strangers...the city of Rayne is getting some much needed relief from the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

The Baptists have brought in several work crews with heavy equipment. The crews are trained volunteers and have experience with disaster recovery.

If you have downed trees or limbs on your property that is a result of Saturday's tornado, please go to the First Baptist Church on East Jeff Davis Street where they will assist you in cutting the items and placing them at the road at no charge. City work crews will pick up debris placed at the road throughout the week.

Also, the city has plastic tarps available to those homes affected by the tornado. If you need a tarp, please visit the Rayne Police Department where our dispatch will take your information and a tarp will be delivered to your property.

Mayor Petitjean added that over the next couple of days he will be meeting with Federal officials in an effort to bring their significant resources to bear on this unfortunate situation.

According to Chief Stelly the 10:00 p.m. till 6:00 a.m. curfew will be in effect again tonight.

Police say the high profile police patrol, vigil property owners and the curfew has allowed them to prevent looting and other property crimes.

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