Monday, January 27, 2014 Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel has declared a state of the emergency for all of Lafayette Parish due to the approaching winter storm. The National Weather Services in Lake Charles has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, sleet, and freezing rain which is in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations between 2 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts are expected north of the Interstate 10 Corridor with amounts between 1 and 2 inches forecast along and south of this corridor. Ice accumulations around a quarter-inch are forecast along and south of the Interstate 10 Corridor with locally higher amounts possible. North of this corridor lesser accumulations are expected. Any ice accumulation will create hazardous driving conditions. Accumulations will be most pronounced on bridges and overpasses. Extreme caution is urged if travel is necessary during the warning period. Based on information from the National Weather Service and the uncertainty of conditions over the next 24 hours, Lafayette Consolidated Government offices will be closed tomorrow. Prolonged periods of frozen precipitation could cause additional problems including power outages as well as downed tree limbs in roadways. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and once conditions worsen are encouraged to stay off the roads when possible. “We are encouraging people to stay home, especially on Tuesday, and pay attention to media outlets. We don’t want you to put yourselves or your family at risk. In addition, we don’t want to put our emergency personnel in harm’s way,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Carencro Fire Department ends 2013 with 418 fire runs. 31% were actual fires, 9% were false alarms, 27% were vehicle crashes, 11% Hazardous Conditions, and 4% were service calls.
Friday, April 5, 2013 Today, Carencro High School students are participating in a drunk driving simulation. Carencro Police Sgt. Blake Soileau is teaching students the dangers of getting behind the wheel impaired.
Pictured is Cpl. Gerald Robin who is also an Asst. Chief for the Carencro Vol. Fire Department.
Story courtesy KATC TV3 www.katc.com
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Thursday, November 22, 2012 08:00:00 CARENCRO, LA – Thanksgiving day was busy for Carencro Firefighters. The tones sounded at 0800hrs for a commercial warehouse fire, housing a custom furniture store. The fire was quickly esclated to a general alarm for the entire Parish to respond. Firefighters spent most of the day with heavy equipment dousing hot spots and conducting overhaul operations. A special thanks to all of the Fire Departments in Lafayette Parish for responding to help on this Thanksgiving day.
Monday, October 8, 2012 02:54 Firefighters were alerted to a residential fire on Theo St. just before 3am on Monday morning. Lafayette FD assisted Carencro with a fully involved structure. Fire was under control in about 15 minutes. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.