Eunice Louisiana, St. Landry Parish, is known as the “Prairie Cajun Capital of Louisiana,” but of late the parish has become a dumping ground of household items. En route to Eunice from the west, your eyes are blinded with this atrocity on the side of U.S. Hwy 190; which is immediately after signage alerting all travelers that we are entering the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, “America’s foreign country!”
Thousands have been affected by the recent flooding experienced in south Louisiana, but there is no excuse for someone to dump their household trash on the side of the road. FEMA is here, the Red Cross is here, and countless other organizations are here to help those in need. Our state’s Congressmen and Senators’ have been posting on their websites how to get help, the local news media such as http://www.katc.com/story/32754955/where-to-go-how-to-get-help has a wealth of information on how to get assistance.
Congressman Charles Boustany, M.D. of our 3rd District has many helpful links on his website, https://boustany.house.gov/2016-disaster-recovery1/2016-flood-recovery/ and Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. of the 5th district has posted much information and links on how to reach various organizations SUCH AS DEBRIS REMOVAL. I’ve taken this from his website which links directly to FEMA.
And if you aren’t certain on who to connect with, contact your local officials about debris cleanup at http://gohsep.la.gov/about/parishpa but please, don’t dirty our Cajun Prairie!