City of Eunice

City of Eunice Eunice is Louisiana's Prairie Cajun Capital of the World! Located in the heart of Acadiana, you will find the friendliest people, best food and a wide variety of cultural experiences in Eunice!
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Operating as usual

09/18/2020
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FEMA has opened a Mobile Registration Center at Word Ministries, 1960 W. Laurel Ave. Eunice, La

Hours of operation are 8am-5pm Fri 9/18, Sat 9/19, Mon 9/21, Tue 9/22.

Registration may also be completed at www.disasterassistance.gov

You can find more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

Please Share!!Register today for food aid if you have been affected by Hurricane Laura.
09/08/2020

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Register today for food aid if you have been affected by Hurricane Laura.

St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency
09/07/2020

St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency

UPDATE FOR LIHEAP / ENERGY ASSISTANCE! Please share .......

The St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency will be scheduling appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Wednesday September 9th , 2020 starting at 8:00 a.m.

You must call 337-948-3651 and your call will be routed to our Call Center for scheduling. This is the only number available to call and we do not accept walk-ins for appointment scheduling. The Call Center has advised that if you hear the greeting with the hold music , PLEASE stay on the line & they will answer . They will be experiencing high call volumes .

We do understand there is an extremely high demand for this program. Call volumes will be high on scheduling days & you may experience issues with getting through the line . Although we apologize for the inconvenience, please understand that this is beyond our control . Calls will be answered in the order that they are received and limited appointments are available .

After all appointments have been scheduled, the next available day to schedule an appointment will be Thursday , October 1st starting at 8:00 a.m. via phone only.

We do have funding available for Disconnection / Shut Off Notices but these are scheduled on a case-by-case basis . Your disconnection amount must not exceed $475.00 or you must pay the remainder of that balance. For example, if your disconnect balance is $600.00 you must pay $125.00 and provide the receipt to your caseworker in order to receive assistance.

Disconnections will only be seen Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please remember that a LATE PAYMENT notice is not considered a disconnection notice. Your notice must specify a date & amount of the shut-off.

This is all the information that we have at this time . This post is for informational purposes only & appointments cannot be scheduled via Facebook nor will we be able to answer in questions posed in the comments . Please stay tuned for updates or call the agency if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and Please stay Safe .

The City of Eunice has began picking up Hurricane Laura related storm debris. It is very important that these items are ...
09/01/2020

The City of Eunice has began picking up Hurricane Laura related storm debris.

It is very important that these items are separated in piles by the main three types; construction, vegetation and white goods. If the items are combined in a pile it will NOT be picked up.

Definition for items:
-“Construction debris” (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, plumbing)
-“Vegetation debris” (tree branches, leaves and logs)
-“White Goods” (refrigerators, washer and dryers, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters and dishwashers).

Place all debris to the right of way, between the utility poles or sidewalks and the road. The city cannot pick up any debris on private property legally. Be mindful of any downed powerlines and placing debris on corners that could possibly block the view of traffic.

Please be patient as this is a huge undertaking to complete on top of our normal day to day duties.

Utility crews may be in your area cutting branches and dropping them at the location, that company will be back later for the removal process. This particular instance will only relate to crews hired by Cleco.

Self Report Damage to your property in St. Landry Parish!If you incurred damage during Hurricane Laura and the property ...
08/28/2020
Welcome to St. Landry Parish - St. Landry Parish Government

Self Report Damage to your property in St. Landry Parish!

If you incurred damage during Hurricane Laura and the property is in St. Landry Parish, please use the form in the link attached to report. These reports are important for receiving federal assistance.

http://stlandrypg.org

Hurricane LauraDamage Assessment Form St. Landry Parish encourages residents whose home or business has experienced storm damage, including wind, and/or flooding as a result of Hurricane Laura, to fill out a Damage Assessment Form. This information not only documents the impact of the storm on indiv...

08/28/2020
Cleco

Cleco

While still assessing the damage to our electrical system, Cleco crews have restored power to 31,205 customers. At the height of the storm, Hurricane Laura knocked out power to 140,000 customers, causing widespread, significant damage to Cleco’s electrical system.

We’re surveying the damage, which is massive. There are lots of broken poles and crossarms, damaged transformers, downed wire and trees on the ground. Tree damage plays a major role in storm restoration because the debris has to be cleared before we can start repairing and replacing our equipment. This will be a massive restoration effort. We appreciate our customers’ patience.

08/27/2020
Cleco

Cleco

As Hurricane Laura continues to move across the state, we are reporting 126,000 customers are without power. We have a combined workforce of 1,900 ready to respond to system damage and power outages caused by Laura.

The safety of our crews, contractors and customers is priority in everything we do. Once conditions are safe, line crews will patrol to assess damage by land and air and begin restoration efforts.

Acadia - 6,402
Allen - 5,862
Avoyelles - 9,807
Beauregard - 5,001
Calcasieu - 2,461
Catahoula - 42
Desoto -107
Evangeline - 11,887
Grant - 7,056
Iberia - 16,684
Jefferson Davis - 39
Lasalle - 15
Natchitoches - 540
Rapides - 39,352
Sabine - 4,900
St. Landry - 6,825
St. Martin - 874
St. Mary - 2,816
St. Tammany - 69
Vermilion - 9
Vernon - 5,394

9AM update  08/27/2020Please share this information-There is will be no curfew throughout the daytime hours.A curfew wil...
08/27/2020

9AM update 08/27/2020

Please share this information-

There is will be no curfew throughout the daytime hours.

A curfew will be in effect beginning tonight at nightfall.

This is only for the corporate limits of Eunice.

Once power is fully restored across the city we will lift the nightly curfew.

If you are found in violation, you will be subject to questioning.

Cleco has began to safely mobilize across the region to begin restoring power to their customers.

Please be patient as there is widespread outages.

Some areas of the city did not lose power, this may help for a quicker restoration.

One of the main issues with loss of power are trees that have fallen on the lines and have pulled down the service to homes.

Other areas of damage include broken poles and complete lines taken down by trees.

Please minimize the use of waste water.

Waste water is anything going into the sewer system through drains/toilets in your home.

More than half of our sewer lift stations are currently out of power.

Some areas of the city may experience low draining pressure until the power is restored.

Our city crews will begin removing downed trees across roadways and any other debris.

If you have storm debris to get rid of, please do the following or it will not be picked up timely:

- Keep small branches and limbs bundled to a minimum of 4ft in length and 60 lbs

-If you have any large trees or branches that need to be disposed of, Please hire a contractor or contact Waste Connections

-Bag all leaves

-Seperate all other materials such as metal and wood

-Do not place roofing shingles curbside

Please stay cautious if you live in a flood prone area.

You may see backwater flooding caused by the bayous and rivers being at or near flood stage.

Do not drive through Highwater.

If you must get to your destination on a street that has a water, drive at a minimum speed to cause no wake/waves.

Contact 911 for emergencies

God Bless,
Scott A. Fontenot
Mayor

08/27/2020
Meteorologist Scot Pilie'

10PM update 08/26/2020

Please be ready for nothing like you have ever experienced if you are near the center of this storm.

Hurricane Hunters find Hurricane #Laura remains a powerful Category 4 with max sustained winds of 150 mph, gusts of 185mph.

Catastrophic destruction expected. A large section of Southwest Louisiana & upper SE Texas's landscape will be unrecognizable from extreme winds & storm surge.

NHC states "Unsurvivable storm surge expected with large and destructive waves that will cause catastrophic damage...surge could penetrate up to 40 miles inland in southwest Louisiana."

Be ready to help your neighbors clean up. We will get though this. We have before, and we will again. #LouisianaStrong #TexasStrong

8pm 08/26/2020 Hurricane Laura has strengthened again, now with 150 mph winds, moving NNW at 15mph. More strengthening i...
08/26/2020

8pm 08/26/2020

Hurricane Laura has strengthened again, now with 150 mph winds, moving NNW at 15mph. More strengthening is possible before landfall.

4pm update 08/26/2020Hurricane #Laura continues to strengthen this afternoon, with winds now up to 145 mph. The NHC pred...
08/26/2020

4pm update 08/26/2020

Hurricane #Laura continues to strengthen this afternoon, with winds now up to 145 mph. The NHC predicts the storm to intensify further to a high-end Category 4 with winds up to 150 mph as it approaches TX/LA for a landfall tonight. Conditions are beginning to go downhill.

If you are in need of Evacuation Shelter information call 232-HELP or 232-4357This is a state wide hotline. No area code...
08/26/2020

If you are in need of Evacuation Shelter information call 232-HELP or 232-4357

This is a state wide hotline. No area code is needed to dial out.

1PM 08/26/2020Hurricane #Laura Advisory 27A: Air Force Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Reports Laura Has Become an Extremely D...
08/26/2020

1PM 08/26/2020

Hurricane #Laura Advisory 27A: Air Force Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Reports Laura Has Become an Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane. Catastrophic Storm Surge, Extreme Winds, and Flash Flooding Expected.

August 26, 2020 - 8:45AMTo the residents of the City of Eunice, are you prepared for Hurricane Laura? This hurricane is ...
08/26/2020

August 26, 2020 - 8:45AM

To the residents of the City of Eunice, are you prepared for Hurricane Laura?

This hurricane is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall in Southwest Louisiana leaving Eunice on the “bad” or hazardous side of the storm. Tropical Force Winds are expected for several hours, with occasional Hurricane Force gusts.

If you live in a lower area of the city that is prone to flooding, the City of Eunice is encouraging you to evacuate your home and seek shelter elsewhere. Those who flooded in August 2016 should expect a similar situation.

This hurricane will be much different than the 2016 flood, as wind speeds increase, emergency crews suspend operations. This means that you cannot wait until you have a flood emergency to call for rescue, the trucks may not be able to roll in hurricane/tropical storm conditions. The City of Eunice is not operating an evacuation shelter (in compliance with parish and state protocols); therefore it is important that you seek shelter in advance of the storm.

Forecasts indicate that the Eunice area should begin to feel weather impacts by mid-day Wednesday 8/26/20 and the weather situation declining as winds strengthen and rain becomes heavier. This storm will be an overnight storm. A dusk to dawn curfew will likely be put in place if power outages occur. This curfew will remain in place until deemed safe and power is restored.

Power outages are a strong possibility. Like the emergency service crews, CLECO crews will not be dispatched once wind speeds exceed 35mph. This means if you lose power, you will remain without power until the winds subside below 35mph and CLECO can restore service to your residence. Stay away from downed power lines. If you are using a generator be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions listed in the owner’s manual of the generator.

For emergencies, please call 911 and your call will be forwarded to the proper agency.

The City of Eunice thanks you in advance for your patience and will be working through the storm to prepare for recovery.


Robert J. Johnson
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
City of Eunice

Cleco
08/26/2020

Cleco

Crews staged in Eunice this morning. We are ready for you, Laura! Thank you to Word Ministries for allowing us to stage here.

7AM 08/26/2020 Hurricane #Laura Advisory 26A: Laura Strengthens Into a Major Category 3 Hurricane. Potentially Catastrop...
08/26/2020

7AM 08/26/2020 Hurricane #Laura Advisory 26A:

Laura Strengthens Into a Major Category 3 Hurricane. Potentially Catastrophic Storm Surge, Extreme Winds, and Flash Flooding Expected.

4AM update 08/26/2020Hurricane #Laura Advisory 26: Laura Expected to Rapidly Strengthen to a Category 4 Hurricane. Forec...
08/26/2020

4AM update 08/26/2020

Hurricane #Laura Advisory 26: Laura Expected to Rapidly Strengthen to a Category 4 Hurricane. Forecast to Produce a Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Extreme Winds, and Flash Flooding Over Eastern Texas and Louisiana Later Today.

It should be mentioned Laura is now a large hurricane. Wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards will extend far from the center.

Do not use the cone graphic for any representation of these hazards, it is just for the center of uncertainty.

Rob Perillo Chief Meteorologist KATC
08/26/2020

Rob Perillo Chief Meteorologist KATC

Breaking: Laura strengthening now with 90 mph winds & pressure dropping (could be getting into a rapid intensification cycle). Forecast to reach 120 mph winds prior to landfall. Track nudged slightly east. #LAwx

Please share these Local storm preparation guidelines for the Eunice area. —Before the storm:If you are traveling locall...
08/25/2020

Please share these Local storm preparation guidelines for the Eunice area.

—Before the storm:

If you are traveling locally, please stay off the evacuation routes, LA 13 headed north and US 190 headed east. Residents from the south and southwestern Parishes are evacuating and congesting the roadways. Lets help others get to their destination quicker by avoiding those highways.

Now is the time to check on your family, friends and neighbors and make sure they have a plan.

Take pictures and videos of your home, vehicles, property for any possible insurance claims.

Store away any items that are outdoors and that are not stationary.

If you live in a low lying area that is prone to flooding, please find somewhere to ride out the storm. We are expecting localized flooding along streams and bayous due to storm surge from the south combined with heavy rains.

Sandbag fill site location is at the northwest pavilion on Samuel Drive next to the St Edmund football field.

—After the storm:

In the event of an extended power outage, please limit the amount of wastewater being discharged/anything down your drains. Our city wastewater system is compiled of 20 lift stations that shuttle waste to our main processing plants. These stations will be out of use until power is restored. With no way to transfer waste, once all of the underground lines are filled, we will not be able to put anything else into the system.

Expect extended power outages and impassable roads.

Cellular communications and internet will most likely be down and out of service.

Water and natural gas services may be disrupted.

Call 911 for emergencies.

Tuesday, 8/25/202012:00 noon update for the City of Eunice, Louisiana and immediate surrounding areas. Hurricane Laura i...
08/25/2020

Tuesday, 8/25/2020

12:00 noon update for the City of Eunice, Louisiana and immediate surrounding areas.

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall tomorrow night near the LA/TX border on the gulf coast. Regardless of where the landfall occurs, we will experience torrential rains, high winds and flooding caused by storm surge.

If you live along any of the main drainage canals or along the bayous that help drain the area, you may want to consider evacuating. If you are in those areas and experienced flooding in the great flood of 2016, please find another alternative to ride out this storm.

Laura is expected to make landfall overnight. Our first responders do not want to put you or anyone else in danger during the peak of the storm. Keep in mind that trees and powerlines may be down which will stall any rescue operations until roadways are safe and clear.

Please stay tuned to your local weather forecast.

Here is the NWS 8/24/20 4pm update Laura's Track hasn't changed much since this morning, this results in a better confid...
08/24/2020

Here is the NWS 8/24/20 4pm update

Laura's Track hasn't changed much since this morning, this results in a better confidence level in the forecast. Be sure to read the last slide with Key Points

Storm Surge is expected to be a major issue for Southwest LA. While Eunice isn't considered a coastal area, we are 65 miles (as the crow flies) north of the coastline. Bayou Des Cannes is the primary tributary that drains Eunice. Bayou Des Cannes feeds into the Mermentau River which feeds into the gulf. The forecast suggests that storm surge could back up 30 miles inland. This type of surge will slow drainage and could result in back ups up stream that are beyond the control of local governments.

The City of Eunice has conducted an Emergency Operations meeting in preparation of Tropical Storm Laura’s anticipated la...
08/24/2020

The City of Eunice has conducted an Emergency Operations meeting in preparation of Tropical Storm Laura’s anticipated landfall Wednesday night/ Thursday morning. All local emergency response agencies as well as public works departments were represented. Sandbags are available for public filling and pick up at the Northwest Community Center Pavillion 501 Samuel Dr.

As of 10AM 8/24/20 TS Laura is projected to make landfall on the Southwest Louisiana Coast line and travel inland as far as Alexandria while maintaining hurricane strength. The current forecast would put Eunice on the Northeastern side of the storm, known to be the “bad” side or more hazardous side. Residents should prepare themselves for scenarios that may include loss of electricity for an extended period of time, business closures, public services being disrupted.

The City of Eunice remains in contact with CLECO who has a priority system for correcting power outages. It is important to know that CLECO crews as well as other service crews will not operate once wind speeds exceed 35mph.

The City of Eunice will continue to monitor the situation and release information as it becomes available.

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300 South Second Street
Eunice, LA
70535

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(337) 457-7389

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APRIL'S MEETING OF EUNICE BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND ALDERWOMEN HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Due to the current emergency situation affecting our Country, State and City, Mayor Scott Fontenot has CANCELLED the monthly Council Meeting, which would normally be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm. As there is no pressing action needed to be taken by the governing Board of the City of Eunice and the requirements of stay-at-home order and social distancing prohibit a safely conducted meeting, the April monthly meeting is cancelled.
Happy New Year! Please keep in mind our merchants depend heavily on 'out of town' shoppers who we need to entice to come to Eunice and make it convenient and keep them from going to other cities, especially Lafayette, where it seems everyone likes to go shopping or out to eat. Lafayette has nice exit ramps and four lane roads and round-a-bouts. The East and West entrances to Eunice are four laned and not too bad but the North and South entrances to Eunice are not very enticing. The worst is the Southern entrance from LA13 to Maple Ave. That is a horrible intersection. There's no traffic light and very ugly roadway. Our city leaders should have not accepted the sloppy asphalt curbing, poor workmanship with gravel (which wreck havoc on windshields). This was done a few years back when now Parish President Bill Fontenot was in charge with the State. City of Eunice officials, Chamber of Commerce and Eunice Economic Development Board should encourage city officials to get with the state to 'dress up' the southern entrance to Eunice and make it more easily accessible for shoppers and travelers to come into our city to spend money here.
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What's with Fed Ex Drop Box closed? Bad enough no Post Office and aTemp bldg with no one inside.
Not a word from the City of Eunice about our US Post Office closing. Here's a post from the City Marshall, a letter about our mail.
We are having an animal swap and a farmers market at the community gardens in Eunice this Saturday from 9 to 3. if any vendors are interested please join us. If you let me know you are coming I will advertise for you..
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