As a precaution, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has issued a state of emergency declaration just in case Tropical Storm Lee heads this way. According to the jury, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will remain active in monitoring the weather system and address any safety issues as they develop.


The current forecast predicts Calcasieu Parish will be impacted with heavy rains and periods of high winds. Some low-lying areas could experience flooding. Residents are encouraged to monitor the weather conditions throughout the weekend and stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest emergency information.

The CalcaShout Emergency Alert System will be activated as needed by the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security. “CalcaShout” is a free service to the public, and residents are encouraged to register their information at:

Source: Calcasieu Parish Police Jury press release

The CalcaShout system is a service that notifies people of important alerts through their phone’s text message system. It’s free to sign up, though regular texting fees do apply through your cell phone company.

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