Update: Lake Charles, La. - All "non-essential" City of Lake Charles administrative offices and services including City Hall, will close on Monday, August 28, 2017, due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Harvey, said a media release. Garbage and trash pickup for Monday has also been suspended. Residents are asked to bring in their garbage cans from the street and into a secure place.

Garbage and trash pickup for Monday has also been suspended. Residents are asked to bring in their garbage cans from the street and put them in a secure place.

The City Transit is also suspended for Monday.


Lake Charles, La. - It doesn't take much for the streets of SWLA to flood, so in preparation for the possibility of heavy rain to come, the City of Lake Charles has issued several closures.

  • Millennium Park, located at Lakeshore Drive and Bord Du Lac Drive, will be closed Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27.
  • The Fitzenreiter boat launch, located in Riverside Park, will be closed effective immediately.

There will be no interruptions to city services unless otherwise announced via www.cityoflakechalres.com, or via Facebook.

All public safety employees and public works crews will be continuously monitoring street conditions over the weekend. Because of high tides and projected rainfall, street flooding will likely occur. If you must drive on the streets, drive slowly to avoid creating wakes that can add to residential flooding.

Public works crews are now placing barricades on the neutral ground near the edge of flood-prone roadways. Should water begin to quickly rise in these areas, city workers can more readily move barricades into the streets to alert drivers of the flooding hazard. - Matt Young, City of Lake Charles

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