BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home — in a neighborhood that had never seen water before.
oey Carbonell owner of C-Tech Machine and Fabrication and Teche Trucking has put out a call for donations to help flood victims of what is being called the Great Flood of 2016.
Helping him with his quest is company representatives from G&J Land and Marine, Oceaneering, Teche Towing, and many others.
Area citizens have been dropping off donations all day Sunday and Carbonell's 18-wheeler will being making a trip to one of the area's affected by the ongoing disaster. Donations are still being accepted at C-Tech located at 3446 La. 182 in Berwick. Anyone wishing to donate cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, food, clothing, baby food and diapers may bring them to C-Tech.
From left are Artie Myers, of Oceaneering; Mike Carbonell, C-Tech manager; Raymond Foret, of Teche Towing; and Joey Carbonell, owner of C-Tech and Teche Towing. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)
The Tri-City area escaped the weekend storms without street or home flooding, and area residents are pitching in to help get supplies to people in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas who were hit h
St. Martin Parish public schools will be closed Monday, Superintendent Lottie Beebe said in an email.
The curfew that was put in place yesterday for St. Martin Parish has been lifted, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins said in a news release.