State of Emergency Declared in Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, LA — Mayor-President Josh Guillory has declared a state of emergency for Lafayette Parish due to the on-going heat and drought conditions we have been experiencing.

Guillory declared a state of emergency exists for Lafayette Parish effective at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 and continuing until Saturday, Sept. 9, unless terminated sooner.

  • The following actions are prohibited in Lafayette Parish:
    • open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other
      combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes
      or propane
    • the burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that
      results from building construction activities.

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