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After the Storm

Emergency Contact Information

Louisiana residents contact FEMA 1-800-621-3362

Calcasieu Parish residents that’s homes are not inhabitable please call 337-721-3800 for FEMA hotel vouchers

Shelter info:   www.La211ShelterInfo.org or call

 

Snap Benefits: 

You can preregister is you do not currently receive benefits:

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progra ( DSNAP)

dcfs.la.gov

 

Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement for Hurricane Laura Survivors

Survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of Hurricane Laura may be able to receive FEMA reimbursement.

FEMA cannot reimburse equipment paid for by another source, such as homeowner’s, flood, or other types of insurance. Duplicate payments or reimbursements for assistance provided by insurance or any other source are prohibited by law.

Survivors interested in generator and/or chainsaw reimbursement from FEMA must first register. They may do so by going online to disasterassistance.gov, downloading the FEMA mobile app or calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362.

Applicants who purchase or rent a generator and/or chainsaw within 30 days after the incident start date of Aug. 22, may be eligible to receive financial assistance for reimbursement if:

 

  • The applicant meets the general eligibility requirements for FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • The home is the applicant’s primary residence and is located in a parish designated for the Individuals and Households Program. As of Sept. 8, designated parishes are Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Union, Vermilion, Vernon and Winn.
  • The generator was purchased or rented due to a disruption in electrical utility service caused by Hurricane Laura.
  • Proof-of-purchase or rental receipts for the items are submitted by the applicant.

Price Limits

 

  • FEMA may reimburse applicants up to $449 for generators and up to $179.99 for chainsaws.

 

 

Phone Line Set Up for Families Trying to Locate Laura Survivors in State-Provided Hotel Rooms

Families Can Also Use Online Form

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms.

The number to call is 225-342-2727. Alternatively, families can fill out a form online to reach out to loved ones who may be in state non-congregate shelters. That form is found at http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/form/dcfs-connect.

 

**Starting today, 09/08/20, there will be 8 cool down tent stations located throughout the parish for Beauregard Parish residents to use. These are not 24/7 shelters but rather just a daytime shelter to have a place to stay cool during the heat of the day. Of the 8 stations 6 are fully functioning with the last 2 to be operational soon and we will be advising of this information on our social media accounts as soon as they are ready. All locations operating times are from 8:00am until 6:00pm. The stations locations are as follows:

1. Magnolia Church/Currently Operational
1922 Magnolia Church Rd
Ragley, La 70657

2. Shady Grove Pentecostal Church/Currently Operational
2934 Hwy 26
DeRidder, La 70634

3. Hyatt Community Center/Currently Operational
6249 Hwy 109
Fields, La 70653

4. Spring Creek Baptist Church/Currently Operational
487 Hwy 1147
DeRidder, La 70634

5. Living Hope Church/Currently Operational
1708 Hwy 112
DeRidder, La 70634

6. Singer Baptist Church/Currently Operational
9106 Hwy 27
Singer, La 70660

7. Oretta Pentecostal Church/Not Operational, awaiting generator delivery
185 Missouri St
Singer, La 70660

8. Green Oak Baptist Church/Not Operational, awaiting generator delivery
4976 Hwy 389
Bivens, La 70653

As soon as generators are delivered and are set up and operating we will make the announcement that the last two listed are up and running.

 

Convoy of Hope and Samaritans Purse are on their way to help in Louisiana. If you need information here is more informaton:

Convoy of Hope:
https://www.convoyofhope.org/about/our-team/

 Convoy of Hope will begin distributing food, water, and other free supplies needed in the recovery process at Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, 3400 Texas St, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Samaritan’s Purse is available to help with the clean up process. Call (337) 244-0982 to request assistance from Samaritan’s Purse.

To assist those in need after the storm, visit volunteerlouisiana.gov.

 

ASSISTANCE WITH CLEANUP, TARPING AND REPAIRS

· Free saw chain sharpening in front of Sale Street Baptist 1611 West Sale Road in Lake Charles, and it will continue through the weekend or until demand slows.

· Operation Blue Roof – Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis & Vernon eligible for #OperationBlueroof: Operation Blue Roof is a free service by USACE for FEMA. To apply, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU or visit: www.usace.army.mil/blueroof/

Mobile unit at the Allen Parish Civic Center, 609 Tiger Lane in Oberlin. The last day to sign up in person at the Deridder First Baptist Church location will be Tuesday, 15-Sep-2020 before 5:00 PM. The Corps of Engineers will continue to accept registrations through 21-Sep-2020 via the website (www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof) and the hotline (888-ROOF-BLU).”

· Sale Street Baptist Church – 1611 West Sale Road Samaritan’s Purse: Available daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Debris clearing, roof tarping, chainsaw blade sharpening, etc.

· Crisis Response International at Celebration Worship Center 3231 Highway 27 S, Sulphur. Resource station plus debris removal services daily until further notice.

· Christian World with Operation Blessing – debris clean-up, helping residents salvage their personal belongings, debris removal, and chainsaw work. Stop by and fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help. Christian World 2001 E. Gauthier Rd, Lake Charles Monday – Saturday 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Need Help: 1-800-730-2537

· SBP Disaster Recovery are in neighborhoods in Lake Charles and Sulphur, and will stay long-term to eventually assist with housing needs. If someone needs assistance with tarping, tree cutting, debris removal and mucking please email laurahelp@sbpusa.org and they will coordinate with the teams on the ground. SBPUSA.org

 

TODAY’S INFORMATION

· To register for FEMA federal disaster assistance, call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585. The FEMA disaster code is 4559. Register online at disasterassistance.gov. If you have insurance, contact your adjuster and begin the insurance process.

· Residents in Calcasieu Parish experiencing water outages are urged to turn off their water at the roadside water valves if they are able to safely do so.

· Most of SWLA remains under a boil advisory.

· All of SWLA is under a burn ban.

· Drive slowly and carefully. Road conditions are dangerous. Power lines are dangling; most traffic lights are on the ground.

· Law enforcement insists that residents abide by dusk to dawn curfews. Without street lights, the streets are dangerous to travel at night and officials are trying to curb looting.

· Operation Blue Roof – Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis & Vernon eligible for #OperationBlueroof: Operation Blue Roof is a free service by USACE for FEMA. To apply, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU or visit: www.usace.army.mil/blueroof/

· Calcasieu residents in need of transportation to evacuate may call 911. Transportation is available from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. only.

FEMA has opened a drive-thru document drop-off site for residents at 3310 Broad St. It will be open seven days a week, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

· Dial 211 if you are in need of food, water, shelter or personal assistance. Dial: 211 or Text: 898-211

· Calcasieu residents in need of transportation to evacuate may call 911. Transportation is available from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. only. Click HERE for more.

· Residents in Calcasieu Parish experiencing water outages are urged to turn off their water at the roadside water valves if they are able to safely do so.

· Most of SWLA remains under a boil advisory.

· All of SWLA is under a burn ban.

· Drive slowly and carefully. Road conditions are dangerous. Power lines are dangling; traffic lights are not working. Treat every intersection as a 4 way stop.

· Law enforcement insists that residents abide by dusk to dawn curfews. Without street lights, the streets are dangerous to travel at night and officials are trying to curb looting.

· Cameron Parish Clerk of Court will be working in the Cameron Courthouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm. You will be able to reach them by phone any time. (337) 775-5316

· Vinton City Hall opens for drive thru for utility payments Mon- Thur 8-10am and 2-4pm.

· Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Division of Planning and Development has opened a temporary office at Prien Lake Park, Harbor’s Edge Pavilion, 3700 West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles for those who need them to perform Hurricane Laura recovery work in Calcasieu Parish. Office hours will be 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. at 337-721-3610 or email planning@calcasieuparish.gov

·Operation Blue Roof – Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis & Vernon eligible for #OperationBlueroof: Operation Blue Roof is a free service by USACE for FEMA. To apply, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU or visit: www.usace.army.mil/blueroof/

· Price Gouging: Once a state of emergency is declared, a ban on price-gouging takes effect. If you suspect price gouging, to Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Consumer Protection Section by calling 800-351-4889. When calling, be sure to include the name and address of the merchant as well as the price and receipt of the item or service.

· UHAUL is providing 30 days of free storage in several outlying cities for those displaced by the storm. Check the list here.

 

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES, GROCERIES, GAS GIVEAWAY:

 Moss United Methodist church (in the gym behind the church) 735 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy Has relief supplies (cleaning, hygiene, produce, non perishable items, baby formula/diapers, batteries) Wednesday Sept 16 9am-5pm

Diocese supplies for Thursday, Sept. 17.

– In Lake Charles, OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN (9a-12p).

– ST. HENRY (10a-2p).

– In Ragley, ST. PIUS X (10a-4p).

– In DeQuincy, OUR LADY OF LASALETTE (9-11a).

– In Sulphur, OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR (10a-3p).

· Hardies and Bountiful Baskets will be distributing groceries Saturday Sept 19 starting at 10:30am at the Moss Bluff VFW 2668 US-171

· GMFS Mortgage 3830 Nelson Road Lake Charles daily thru Friday Sept 18 10am – 2pm various supplies

· Maplewood First Baptist Church 4501 Maplewood Dr Sulphur daily at noon and 5pm, hot meals, baby items, toiletries, tarps, tacks, paper towels, water, gatorade, non perishable foods and more

· South City Christian Church 323 W Sale Rd in Lake Charles 11am-4pm Wednesday Sept 16 and Thursday Sept 17. Cleaning supplies, diapers, bleach, nonperishable food.

· East Ridge Baptist Church 5400 Highway 397 Lake Charles daily thru Friday Sept 18 10:30am-4pm groceries, cleaning supplies, baby and adult diapers, water and various other items

· CrossRoads 338 Hwy 171 Moss Bluff daily thru Friday Sept 18 10am-2pm various supplies

· First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Sulphur, 1401 Argin Street (across Beglis Parkway from the Boiling Point) on Wednesday, September 16. True cajun jambalaya lunch served around 12:30pm. Assorted supplies and gasoline while it lasts (bring your own can, 10 gal max)

· East Ridge Baptist Church is distributing groceries, cleaning supplies, baby and adult diapers, water and some miscellaneous items. NOT ACCEPTING OR DISTRIBUTING CLOTHING, NOR DO THEY HAVE MEALS TO HAND OUT. Located at 5400 Highway 397. Distribution is from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

· 12th Street old Kroger parking lot Lake Charles Thursday Sept 17 noon – 2pm free groceries and hot meals

· Green Oak Baptist Church 4976 Hwy LA-389 located in Bivens has Hurricane Relief supplies, and serves a meal daily at 1:30.

· Friendships 1019 N 1st Ave, Lake Charles, various supplies including heavy duty vinyl, ice, food

· New Step Outreach 1017 N Pine St. DeRidder, supplies every day between 10am-4pm

· First Pentecostal Church 320 Bunker Road Lake Charles lunch available most days plus water, food, snacks, all baby items, cleaning supplies, and all kinds of things

· Catholic Charities supplies for Sept 16

Our Lady Help of Christians 710 N State St, Jennings 10am

St. Henry 1021 8th Ave Lake Charles 10am – 2pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven 617 W. Claude St Lake Charles 9am – noon

Our Lady of Prompt Succor 1109 Cypress Street in Sulphur 10am-2pm

St. Pius X 16816 Highway 171 in Ragley

· Throne of Grace Fellowship – 2401 6th Street Daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Supplies, food, ice, water, baby supplies, toiletries, hot meals at lunch

· New Look Furniture parking lot 1115 N. MLK Lake Charles, various churches providing lunch, dinner, water, ice

· New Step Outreach at 1017 N Pine St in DeRidder is serving meals and distributing groceries daily.

· United Way and United Cajun Navy Hurricane Relief Warehouse 2401 6th Street, Lake Charles. Open 7 days a week for donations and pick-up of items 8:30am-5pm. Non-perishable food, pet food, bottled water and cleaning supplies.

· Cajun Navy is serving 3 hot meals a day Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp 723 Ryan St. Lake Charles. Drive up service, plate lunches and supply packages.

· Crisis Response International at Celebration Worship Center 3231 Highway 27 S, Sulphur. Serving lunch at noon daily and resource station plus debris removal services daily until further notice.

· Free food for pets and livestock. Red Oak Farms 6117 Tom Hebert Road, Lake Charles. Open all day every day.

· SWLA Center for Health Services 2000 Opelousas St ice, water, food, restroomsshowers.

· Family Place Church in Reeves serving meals and acting as supply distribution center.

· Stellar Beans 319 Broad Lake Charles has a community pantry – stop in and pick up what you need 7am-10am daily. If you need something outside of these hours text 337-602-8441.

· Beauregard Parish Points of Distribution

Thursday, Sept. 17 will be the last day for the supply distribution site at Merryville High School. These sites will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until further notice:

East Beauregard High School 5364 La. 113

DeRidder South Beauregard High School 151 Longville Church Road

Longville Singer High School 153 La. 110, Singer.

· Cameron Parish Points of Distribution:

986 Main Street, Hackberry, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hackett’s Corner, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

St. Mary of the Lake Church

Canik’s Grocery, 4459 W. Creole Hwy., 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Ice will be available at Evans High School beginning at 10am Friday. Citizens will drive through the circular drive in front of the school for pickup

· The National Guard will be distributing food, water, ice and tarps to residents from 8am-6pm at the following locations:

Vinton Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School in Westlake

Iowa Knights of Columbus Hall 503 US 90 in Iowa

Holy Family School at 785 Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff

DeQuincy Railroad Museum

Lake Charles Civic Center 900 Lakeshore Drive 8am-6pm

Washington Marion High School 2802 Pineview St Lake Charles 8am-6pm

McMurry Park 300 Hazel St. in Sulphur

Power Center 3009 Gerstner Lake Charles

· The Grand Lake Firemen’s Center and Hackberry Community Center have MREs, bottled water, and ice available.

· Eastwood Pentecostal Church on Opelousas Street operating as a food and water distribution site.

· Distributing water, ice, and MREs at the Evans Fire Department.

· Throne of Grace Fellowship 2401 6th Street United Way and United Cajun Navy: Daily from 8am–8pm. Supplies, food, ice, water, baby supplies, toiletries, hot meals at lunch.

LAUNDRY AND SHOWERS

· Kroger providing laundry facilities to customers and shower facilities for first responders on Country Club and on Beglis Parkway in Sulphur.

· SWLA Center for Health Services on 2000 Opelousas Street has porta-potties, medical trailers, and showers coming in.

· Canaan Baptist Church 19190 Hwy. 8 Leesville is doing a Laundry Ministry for as long as there is a need. They will wash, dry and fold your laundry for you at no charge.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

· SWLA Center for Health Services is looking for people to assist with Hurricane Laura recovery efforts! Qualifications are working hands and a willing heart! To sign up email cchavis1@swlahealth.org.

· The Cameron Parish Police Jury has set up a call-in number for those who wish to volunteer their time, share equipment, or make donations. Volunteers can call 720-212-1038.

· United Way of Southwest Louisiana is receiving donations from all over the country every day, and the Cajun Navy is looking for more volunteers to help receive and stock as well as get people what they need when they drive up. The warehouse is open 7 days a week 8am-8pm 2401 6th St., Lake Charles

· OBR is set up at Lake Charles Walmart off 14 and they desperately need some local volunteers! They are preparing 3200 hot meals. If you can help call Jack Woods 901-674-4268

· Christian World with Operation Blessing – Volunteers are needed to assist with debris clean-up, helping residents salvage their personal belongings, debris removal, and chainsaw work For any questions, or for more information on how to register as a volunteer, please call 1-800-730-2537 or email volunteer@ob.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

· OBR is set up at Lake Charles Walmart off 14 and they desperately need some local volunteers! They are preparing 3200 hot meals. If you can help call Jack Woods 901-674-4268

· The United Way of SWLA and the United Cajun Navy have opened a new parish warehouse supply and food pickup location at 2401 6th St., Lake Charles. Volunteers are needed.

COMPUTER ACCESS AND PHONE CHARGING

FedEx Office 2916 Ryan Street is providing – free of charge – limited access to its in-store computer rental stations for those needing online connectivity following the impact of Hurricane Laura. Residents will also be able to charge their phones.

HEALTH

· Area emergency rooms are operational with limited capacities.

· Lake Charles Urgent Care, 1905 Country Club Road and 2400 Ryan Street, are open for non-emergent medical care. Clinic opens Monday Sept 7. Hours for both locations are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

· A “Keep Calm Line” has been established to connect residents to resources when dealing with their stress and mental health: 1-866-310-7977.

· Free crisis counseling https://unitedwayswla.org/crisischat 1800-TXT-TEEN

· SWLA Center for Health Services on 2000 Opelousas Street has porta-potties, medical trailers, and showers coming in. Medical trailers have already arrived.

· Bayou Physical Therapy in Lake Charles on the corner of Lake Street and W. Sale Road (next to Great Harvest Bread) will be reopening on Monday September 7th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For most insurances, you do not need a doctor referral to see a physical therapist. Taking walk-ins and appointments.

· An emergency eye clinic is set up at 3817 Maplewood Ave. in Sulphur (location of Vision Source) to help with eye injuries, pink eyes, debris in eyes, etc. Medical insurances accepted, those without will not be turned away. Eyeglass repairs and temporary contact lens replacements can be taken care of. Call 337-607-9009 for an appointment, Available times are based on need.

· Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is continuing to treat patients. However, services are limited at this time with only essential personnel on-site.

· West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur is open

· CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital open and treating patients.

· 100 Percent Chiropractic open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

· CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital Reopening Labor-and-Delivery, NICU Services at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

HOW TO FIND A LOVED ONE

Connect: The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has launched “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms. The number to call is 225-342-2727 or families can fill out a form online by visiting http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/form/dcfs-connect.

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Dial 511 (or 888-ROAD-511) use the “Louisiana 511” app, or visit 511la.org for continual updates about weather-related road conditions, road closures and other travel information.