Louisiana Flooding - INFORMATION
Weather, hazardous conditions, road closures and other emergency information can be found by clicking the links below.
For those in need of rescue in Ascension Parish: (225) 621-8360
For those in need of rescue in Baker: (225) 778-0300
For those in need of rescue in Baton Rouge: (225) 389-5000
For those in need of rescue in Central: (225) 367-1254
For those in need of rescue in East Baton Rouge: (225) 389-2100
For those in need of rescue in Livingston Parish: (225) 686-3996 or (225) 686-3066
For those in need of rescue in St. Helena Parish: (225) 222-4413 - press 0
EMERGENCY NEEDS SHELTER:
DHH has reported to LSU that they expect to have the Medical Special Needs Shelter at the LSU Fieldhouse operational and open to patients around 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. LSU will confirm when the facility has officially been opened.
The Medical Special Needs Shelter does not provide emergency services, but is instead a shelter for those who have chronic medical conditions and particular special needs that cannot be accommodated in a general-population shelter. The Medical Special Needs Shelter will not be available to the general public, but only to those with special medical needs.
The LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center is not open at this time and is not serving as a shelter.
An evacuation shelter for people with special medical conditions only is now open on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. This is a shelter of last resort for people who currently receive in-home care and is not for the general public.
At 10 p.m. Sunday, the medical special needs shelter opened in the Field House on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
This shelter is designed for individuals who are homebound, chronically ill or who have disabilities and are in need of medical or nursing care, and have no other place to receive care.
Those seeking shelter will be screened by nurses to determine the level of care needed. Only people who meet admission criteria can be sheltered.
To access the shelter, a patient or caregiver must first call this triage line phone number: 225-578-6383
For general information about the shelter, call 225-578-3928.
FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS IN SHELTERS/HOSPITALS:
A Facebook group has formed to help people find family members who may have been taken to one of the many shelters currently open in the area.
Ochsner has established a hotline for family members needing information on the new location of a patient. Family can call 504-842-3198 and will need to provide a patient’s date of birth to receive information about their condition and location. If the patient has not yet been moved, they will receive condition and an update on the intended location and potential arrival time.
Sherwood South Animal Hospital on South Sherwood Forest Blvd. is offering to house pets. They've also got doctors on hand. Residents can call (225) 293-6440 for more information.
Patients in need of kidney dialysis should call (225) 772-1428.
Due to severe flooding, DaVita East Baton Rouge Dialysis (on O’Neal Lane) and DaVita Mid City Dialysis (on Florida Blvd.) are currently closed. All Baton Rouge DaVita dialysis patients should call 1-800-400-8331 to reschedule treatment. Dialysis patients will be accepted Monday beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the following centers in Baton Rouge: DaVita Essen Lane Dialysis, 7703 Picardy Ave.; DaVita Scotlandville Dialysis, 7797 Howell Boulevard
BATON ROUGE TREATMENT CENTER PATIENTS:
The Baton Rouge Treatment Center is closed due to flooding. BRTC patients can receive their doses at the following clinics:
Choices of Louisiana LaPlace at 128 Woodland Drive
Choices of Louisiana Hammond at 615 Pride Drive
Opiate Replacement Therapy in Breaux Bridge at 648 Latiolais Drive
The clinics close between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Be safe and check for road closures
Patients can also call the Methadone Authority at 225-342-8732
Statewide Road Closures, Hazards, Reports - MAP
Entergy Outage - MAP
For information on road closures and evacuation routes
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EAST BATON ROUGE EMERGENCY INFORMATION
LIVINGSTON PARISH EMERGENCY INFORMTION
ASCENSION PARISH EMERGENCY INFORMATION
ST. HELENA EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Verizon's local stores are open to help throughout the recovery, whether you're a Verizon customer or not. The stores on College Drive and in Town Center on Corporate are open and will allow you to make free calls, charge your devices and get free internet access.