Hurricanes Laura and Delta Response
To find out where to shelter, Hurricane Delta evacuees must contact their respective Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP). The list for each parish contact can be found at https://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPA. Evacuees can text LASHELTER to 898-211 to receive the latest information on parish-by-parish shelters from the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). They can also call 211 for information on shelters, food, clothing, financial assistance and health resources.
Hurricane Delta evacuees will NOT be turned away from a mega shelter if they do not receive a referral from United Way (211) or their respective Parish OEP. However, it is advised that they obtain a referral. Evacuees may be directed to other mass shelters if there is no more room at the one they show up at.
State Office Closure Information:
Call 1-800-360-9660 or 225-342-0498
Find Family Member or Register Yourself via National Emergency Family Registry or Locator System:
Flood Insurance Claim Assistance:
Call NFIP Call Center at 1-800-621-3362, then press 2
Government Paid Emergency Prescriptions from TriCare:
Call ExpressScripts at 1-877-363-1303 if you can't fulfill prescription at regular pharmacy
The following facilities of the Alexandria VA Health Care System will be closed due to Hurricane Laura:
Jennings CBOC — closed Thursday (10/8) and Friday (10/9)
Douglas Fournet VA Clinic (Lake Charles) — closed Thursday (10/8) and Friday (10/9)
Lafayette CBOC — closed Friday (10/9)
Lafayette Campus B Mental Health — closed Friday (10/9)
Fort Polk CBOC — closed Friday (10/9)
Alexandria VAMC — closed 12-4:30 p.m. Friday (10/9); the Urgent Care Clinic will remain open with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.