• Police Jury confirms parish will not cancel Halloween
    Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry confirmed that Halloween trick-or-treat activities will not be cancelled this year.  The announcement comes in regard to Governor John Bel Edwards’ recent Phase 3 reopening mandates. Halloween activities are not prohibited under Phase 3 guidelines. Therefore, Acadia Parish will allow the tradition to be carried out as normal. … Read more
  • Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Acadia Parish
    A Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center will open in Acadia Parish starting Saturday, Sept. 26, to help Hurricane Laura survivors. The drive-thru center is staffed with FEMA personnel who are available to scan documents, assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs. The center operates under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors are safe. Masks … Read more
  • Eligible Livestock Owners May Receive Assistance from LIP for Livestock Deaths Due to Hurricane Laura
    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides benefits to eligible livestock owners or contract growers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions, including eligible adverse weather. Due to Hurricane Laura and associated mosquito control issues affecting livestock within Acadia Parish, we encourage eligible livestock owners to contact the local parish … Read more
  • Applications for DSNAP begin today for Acadia Parish
    Residents of Acadia Parish that were federally approved for Individual Assistance (IA) can apply for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits to help buy groceries due to lost income or damages sustained from the storm. The application period opens today, Thursday, Sept. 10, with residents calling to apply according to the following schedule: Day … Read more
    More than 28,000 Louisiana households have been approved for FEMA grants to help them recover from damage caused by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22-27.  It is important to remember that the funds are to be used only for certain disaster-related expenses. FEMA may audit survivors to confirm they spent grants for basic home repairs, replacing … Read more