Lafayette City Parish President Joey Durel Discusses Lafayette Curfew
City Parish President Joey Durel was recently on air providing an update on the state of the parish with the approach of Hurricane Isaac. From KPEL 96.5, Durel addressed rumors that Lafayette Parish will be under a curfew starting tonight. He says nothing official has been signed, but he asks that residents stay home if they don’t absolutely need to be out on the roads after 6 p.m.
Durel also declared a state of emergency in Lafayette Parish earlier Tuesday, but he says it’s not as scary as the title makes it out to be.
“That is strictly a legal document that we have to do ahead of a storm to ensure we get reimbursed by FEMA,” Durel says.
Because the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Lafayette Parish Schools announced yesterday they would close Wednesday, Durel says the emergency declaration was signed to recoup some of the expenses of those closures, as well as other expenses that may be incurred because of the storm.
Listen to the full interview on the KPEL website.