Below you will find hotel room availability in Lafayette Parish for people affected by flooding and for 1st responders looking for housing. The list below will be updated throughout the week as we have updates. See below for the hotel listing.
The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) and the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (LACVB) are partnering with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation to raise funds to support hospitality industry workers affected by Hurricane Laura.
On behalf of our 800+ LTA members and 33 LACVB members, we are constantly striving to strengthen Louisiana’s travel industry – and that need for support is never more evident than in the wake of a crisis. Hospitality workers from hotels, restaurants, CVBs, attractions, etc. in Southwest Louisiana and beyond who have lost homes and belongings, need assistance.
We have seen first-hand the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s ability to quickly mobilize for emergency aid and provide crisis grants to those in need. Please join us in donating to this regional relief effort that will directly impact individuals from the travel industry. Our hope is for the travel industry to rally and help get this fund off the ground so that crisis grants can be awarded in the near future.
Register your hotel to house evacuees - Hotels interested in registering with the state to house evacuees will need to submit information to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Once received, DCFS will forward the information to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), who will contract with the hotel. DCFS then provides staff who also stays to assist the evacuees and provides three meals per day for the evacuees staying in each hotel. Hotels can submit the form attached to this email to Kim Glapion-Bertrand.
If your property is currently housing evacuees, encourage them to register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov, as this is the first step for all seeking federal assistance. If you are currently housing evacuees in need of hotel payment support, please contact Madeline@LouisianaTravelAssociation.org and LTA will help you connect them with DCFS.
State launches Hurricane Laura recovery website - To help streamline information related to Hurricane Laura, the Governor’s Office has launched hurricanelaura.la.gov to serve as an online hub for those impacted by the storm. Visitors to the site can find the latest disaster declarations, announcements from the Governor's Office and guidance from state agencies.
Additional disaster relief efforts: