Parish by Parish: Monday, October 8
POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:04pm
Baton Rouge (NBC 33) — In Iberville Parish, FEMA is going door to door checking on residents after Hurricane Isaac. It is part of the agency's goal to make sure everyone is getting the help they need after the storm. FEMA agents say they spent Monday in rural parts of the parish. They'll head into Plaquemine on Tuesday. The recovery center is still open in Plaquemine. It's located at 59805 Bayou Road. That's the utility department for the city. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday.
In Lafayette Parish, the hospital is expanding. Lafayette General Medical Center is growing in Acadiana. Monday's groundbreaking kicked off the expansion of the Emergency and Surgery Departments. It's a 52 and half million dollar project.
The expansion includes a six story parking area that will be built between Lafayette General and The Heymann Center.
In Rapides Parish, amateur archaeologists are working for the U.S Forest Service to dig up an ancient Indian site in Pineville. Participants from all over the country are excavating a Caddo Indian site that has traces of human activity from up to 4000 years ago. The amateur archaeologists are finding mostly pieces of pottery and traces of housing from when this was a working salt lick about 1500 years ago. This evidence will help put the island on the National Register of Historic Sites. Everything collected this week is bagged, labeled and taken to the U.S Forest Service's labs for archaeological testing.
In St. James Parish, the Great American Pumpkin Patch is open now outside Convent.
The spot is a chance for families to come together and pick the best pumpkins for Halloween. It’s open every day now through Halloween. All of the proceeds are donated to charity.