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Lafayette Parish issues mandatory curfew

Lafayette Parish officials say a curfew has been put in place in anticipation of the tropical storm winds and heavy rain Hurricane Isaac is expected to bring to the area.

The Daily Advertiser reports a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is in effect for the entire parish. City-Parish President Joey Durel said they expect the storm to drench the parish with up to 10 inches of rain and whip through with wind gusts up to 75 mph.

Meanwhile, Isaac is expected to sideswipe east Baton Rouge as it makes it way inland. The East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Operations Center said Wednesday they expect to see a total of 10 to 16 inches of rainfall and tropical storm winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour.

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