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Lafayette, LA – Many businesses in Lafayette are closing this afternoon if they haven't already. As KRVS reporter Beth Fertig found earlier today, residents were shopping as long as they could.

Beth Fertig

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel with Army Lt. General Russel Honore at the press conference held earlier today at Lafayette City Hall

Sept. 22, 2005 – A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana to Port O'Conner, Texas. Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for the areas south of Port O'Conner to Port Mansfield, Texas. A Tropical Storm warning also remains in effect for the southeastern coast of Louisiana from Morgan City to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

September 22, 2005 – HURRICANE RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182005
2100Z THU SEP 22 2005

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM PORT O'CONNOR TEXAS TO MORGAN
CITY LOUISIANA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION.

Sept. 21, 2005 – It's been over three weeks since about fourty-thousand evacuees fleeing Hurricane Katrina settled into Lafayette parish. Most are staying with friends and family, and some have moved into their own houses. Fewer than a thousand are now in the Cajundome. But many more are staying in about sixty private shelters. Duson Baptist Church is one shelter that's decided it's time to close.

Sept. 20, 2005 – The Lafayette Consolidated Parish Government meets to discuss plans for Hurricane Rita.

Sept. 19, 2005 – Lafayette Parish officials are keeping a close eye on tropical storm Rita.

Sept. 16, 2005 – Parish President Joey Durel asks Feds for 7.8 billion dollars and says FEMA will build temporary housing.

Sept. 16, 2005 – Branch offices of the red cross cannot help evacuees apply for assistance.

Lafayette, LA – On-air hosts at KRVS, 88.7 FM, or online at www.krvs.org, frequently announce "KRVS, listener supported, public radio for Acadiana," an area reaching over 651,000 persons. Twice a year, KRVS reaches out to the community to ask for financial pledges of support. And from October 15th thru the 24th of the month, our Annual Fall Fundraiser begins. Public radio is a partnership between the station, the producers and the community. The community's financial support is crucial to ensure the continuance of the station's mission.

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