UPDATE: Private schools add names to closure lists
The following private schools have announced their closures for Thursday as well:
Our Mother of Peace Catholic School, Notre Dame in Crowley, St. Michael's Elementary in Crowley, Rayne Catholic and St. Francis in Iota.
It has been announced that Acadia Parish public schools will be closed Thursday.
Acadia Parish Police Jury President A. J. Broussard has signed a declaration of State of Emergency for Acadia Parish because of the imminent threat of flooding due to heavy rainfall and possibility of more severe weather. Authorities advise motorist to stay off of the road if at all possible.