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Franklin preparing for hurricane season

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Published on June 6, 2020 -
Franklin preparing for hurricane season
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Franklin preparing for hurricane season

Tropical storm cristobal.

And... a state of emergency has also been declared for lafayette parish ahead of the storm.

Lafayette is expected to receive heavy rains, high winds and flooding.

Yo're asked to stay alert, watch for emergency weather updates and follow all safety warnings, including road closures due to standing water.

Anyone in any emergency situation should call 9-1-1.

With predictions for a more active 2020 hurricane season and tropical depression cristobal making its way towards the gulf coast louisianans are preparing for high winds and heavy rain.news 1's cassie schirm went out closer to the coast where the're getting ready for the hurricane season.

3 cassie schirmbeing on the coast preparing for tropical storms and hurricanes is nothing new for the town of franklin but experiencing a tropical storm during this pandemic is a whole nother story.natstoday people are preparing for the beginning of hurricane seasona bunch too many too manyvan clemens today was collecting sand bags to put around his mothe's home something that h's done many times beforevan clemens, residentoh yeah we go through it all the time you know all through our lifei's one of the many things the city does to be ready.since the dawn of time franklin has been dealing with it.

Ed tiger verdin, public relations director for franklin says this smaller storm will prepare for this busy season.ed tiger verdin, public relations director for franklinyou know making sure that all the generators the water plant the public works fire department police department i guess i's a dry run for us to make sure that we do what we have to do to keep the city safe.but it will be a little different during this pandemic we definitely will have to keep social syatincing in mind but of course the safety of our citizens comes first we will have masks or mascon.

We will be mindful w're going to ask our citizens to be mindful as well especially if you have to go and help maybe your elderly neighbor maybe put sandbags or pick up the yard make sure you mask up.

But tiger verdin says he is't too concerned about that because the're ready.

"the thing about cajuns is were resilient ready for it if it ca't hurt us w're gonna fry it boil it and make a gumbo out of it."

Now this flood gate back here on the franklin canal really help the town of franklin last year against hurricane barry in the 6 foot storm surge so the're not too worried about this coming week but they did lower the water here trying to prepare for a bad hurricane season in franklin and cassie schirm

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