STORM PREPARATION — Tyrell Fenroy and sons Landon and Aiden of Poche Bridge fill sandbags on Sunday, Aug. 23 at Paul Angelle Park in preparation for Tropical Storms/Hurricanes Marco and Laura that were moving toward Acadiana. Once they finished filling their bags they spent several hours helping others fill more sandbags.(Sally Angelle)
As the Teche News went to press Tuesday afternoon, southwest Louisiana residents were bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Laura, expected to reach the coast beginning Wednesday afternoon.
The eye of the rapidly strengthening storm was projected to be centered on the Louisiana-Texas border, although there was a possibility of a westward drift that could shift the eye more into southeast Texas.