As we enter the recovery stage of the recent flooding throughout St. Martin Parish, and as residents start returning to their homes and business, parish officials are stressing the vital importance of reporting any and all damages sustained to homes and businesses.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Mobile unit is at the Veteran’s Home in Breaux Bridge. The location is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. Register at disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 before visiting this location. Photo by Sally Angelle
CYPRESS ISLAND AREA – Homes were submerged by waters from the Bayou Vermilion and Lake Martin in the Cypress Island area, reaching pass the door knobs on some homes. (Sally Angelle)
Carolyn Allen, 48, Lafayette; unauthorized use of a movable. La. State Police (LSP)
Karice Bergeron, 42, St. Martinville; hold for arresting agency. St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO)
Dwan Borel, 48, Franklin; unauthorized use of a movable. (LSP)
Eddie James Sonnier got sick while burning garbage at Louisiana State Penitentiary and died last month in the prison’s infirmary. He was buried at Angola the day after Christmas with nobody but fellow inmates to see him off.
Bryce Branau, 21, Lafay-ette; DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to use seat belt. La. State Police (LSP)
Lance Leblanc, 35, Breaux Bridge; child endangerment/domestic abuse. (BBPD)
Errol Patin, 28, St. Martinville; failure to appear - three counts. (BBPD)