If you or someone you know is in great need of assistance, shelter, emergency funds, shelter and more this your source for info.


We here in Calcasieu parish have been extremely blessed that Issac missed us.  However, our fellow Louisianians to the East of us, weren't that fortunate.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and if their is anything we can do to help let us know.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know were forced to evacuate and looking for a shelter in the New Orleans area click here.  If you are not in the New Orleans area here are other shelter locations:

The American Red Cross has opened the following shelters in South Louisiana:


*       St. Helena Central High School: 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg, LA 70441.
*       Plaquemine Senior High School: 59595 Belleview Drive, Plaquemine, LA 70764.
*       Doyle High School: 20480 Circle Drive, Livingston, LA 70754.
*       Hammond Jr. High:  111 J. W. Davis Drive, Hammond, LA 70403.
*       Hammond West Side Upper School: 2600 Westpark Avenue, Hammond. LA 70403 .
*       Natalbany Elementary School: 47370 N. Morrison Boulevard, Natalbany. LA 70451.
*       Nesom Middle School: 14417 Highway 442 West, Tickfaw, LA 70466.
*       Amite High School: 403 S. Laurel St., Amite, LA 70422.
*       Franklinton High School: 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, LA. 70438.

Hurricane Shelter Details:
For a complete list of shelters and opening times, please download the Red Cross Hurricane App, contact your local Red CrossOffice or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-27677). “The Red Cross is moving volunteers, vehicles and supplies, getting ready for a response effort that spans nearly the entire Gulf Coast," said Kay W. Wilkins, of the American Red Cross in South Louisiana.  “We want people to have a safe place to stay as Isaac may drive people from their homes.”

By the way, the American Red Cross has a new phone app that offer usefull info right at your finger tips.  Here is the direct link to the American Red Cross, click here for any info you may need.  The American Red Cross is always ready and willing to assist people in need, especially during disasters.  The single most important thing you can do, is be prepared.  So, if you think you need supplies..get them.  Also, for those of you with animals, there is help.

Humans aren't the only ones that need to be prepared for during inclement weather.  Pet owners should have an emergency plan that includes the safety of their animals, and always be informed about the potential for evacuation in their area.  Click here to get more details on the many resources available.  Keep in mind, if it's not safe for you to be there, it's not safe for your animal.  Here is a link for livestock hurricane tips and precautions as well, click here.


Here is a link for emergency numbers for a variety of services, such as utilities, office of emergency preparedness and more.  Click here for more info.  For Louisiana Public Safety services and info on road closers and more click here.  Here is a link for ALL of the parish emergency management websites, click here.  For additional info, you can also go to getagameplan.org


Here are all the numbers for state evacuation information in Louisiana, click here.    If you need more info or would like to apply for FEMA assistance, click here.  Citizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511LA.org.  U.S. Coast Guard is also out there rescuing people and readily available for you.

Here are some U.S. Coast Guard locations;

New Orleans (504) 589-6225 Hale Boggs Federal Building 500 Poydras Street Suite 1240, Morgan City (985) 380-5320 800 David Drive, Baton Rouge (225) 298-5400 6041 Crestmount Dr., Lake Charles (337) 491-7800 127 W Broad St, #200, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Finally another good site for emergency news, info and numbers is EmergencyLouisiana.gov.


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