As of August 12, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana as a result of severe weather. The declaration is in effect until Saturday, Sept.10, 2016. Information for the public regarding roads is available at 511la.org. Additionally, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is constantly updating their social media accounts and has emergency resources available at GetAGamePlan.org and at Emergency.LA.gov.
For emergencies: 9-1-1
Louisiana State Police: 225-925-6325 or *LSP from any cell phone
FEMA: 1-800-621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov or Parish Emergency Line 337-291-5075
United Way of Acadiana: 337-233-8302; for immediate assistance, dial 2-1-1
American Red Cross: 1-866-GET- INFO (1-866-438-4636) or 504-620-3105
Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-800-351-4889
Cleco Corporation: 1-800-622-6537
Entergy: 1-800-ENTERGY; Power Outages: 1-800-9OUTAGE
Slemco: 1-888-2SLEMCO (1-888-275-3626)
LUS: Power Outages: 337-291-9200
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