Historic rainfall and flooding have impacted thousands of people and many communities across southern Louisiana. Many groups, businesses and churches have come together to plan relief efforts for flood victims. Below is a full list of Emergency Phone Numbers, Shelters, Closings, Volunteer Opportunities and more. If we come together as a community we will overcome the devastation that has hit South Louisiana. We have already witnessed countless Louisianans coming together to lend a helping hand, saving lives along the way.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive South Louisiana Flood Guide to make all pertinent information available in one place.
President Obama officially granted a major disaster declaration request for the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa. More parishes will be added on a rolling basis as more assessments are made. Anyone who has been impacted by this storm should register damages sustained, even if they do not live in these four initial parishes. All registered damage claims in parishes added at a later time will be processed as those parishes are added.
If you need assistance, do fill out the online form now!
Residents can register at disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.
South Louisiana Flood Guide: The list is being updated as the information becomes available.
Current numbers for those in need of rescue:
Baker: (225) 778-0300
Central: (225) 367-1254
Livingston Parish: (225) 686-3996
St. Helena Parish: (225) 222-4413 – press 0
National Guard Rescue (225) 300-8029
HOW TO HELP:
Save the Children: Save the Children has deploying an emergency response team to Baton Rouge to establish Child-Friendly Spaces in emergency shelters and assess children’s most urgent needs in the wake of severe flooding in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Rouses Markets: In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Rouses Markets are accepting cash donations and donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and toiletries. You can make donations at the cash register or online.
Salvation Army: A makeshift Salvation Army command center has been set up at 4025 West Brookstown Drive. Volunteers are welcome to report to the Brookstown location to help with food service and more. Donate Here.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation: Would you like to assist with the flood recovery? You can do so by contributing to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. The fund makes grants to nonprofits that are caring for needs of our neighbors, and with long-term recovery of South Louisiana.
A+PEL Disaster Relief Fund: Due to the horrific flooding experienced in both North and South Louisiana this year, A+PEL has established a relief fund to assist teachers with classroom supplies. We will distribute support to as many classrooms as possible.
Giggles: Toys might not seem like something that is needed at the moment but many children in our community have lost their homes and favorite toys. Baton Rouge Moms has partnered with Giggles to put a smile on Louisiana kids and give back! NEW toys and items for kids can be dropped off at Giggles during our regular business hours. We will work with local non-profits to distribute to children in need.
Southern University Foundation: We have many Lab School families that are in need of assistance. We ask that you please help us support them during as they recover from this devastation and transition back to normalcy. 100% of your donation will help replenish school supplies, uniforms and meet some of the basic needs we often take for granted.
Jefferson Parish Parent: Jefferson Parish Parent has teamed up with some local businesses and we will be collecting donations around the Parish for those affected by this week’s floods. Donations will be collected through the end of the week and we will pick them up and bring them to local non-profits in the Baton Rouge area that will distribute them to those in need.
Red Cross workers are providing meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support as neighbors continue to arrive at shelters:
South Louisiana Shelters:
Gov. Edwards announced that the Baton Rouge River Center will be opening at 10pm Sunday as a shelter run by the state.
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Parish President Kenny Matassa and the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ask that all volunteers apply through their office by calling 225-621-8360.
Due to the extraordinary flooding in our community, Parish President Kenny Matassa is offering free stabling for livestock at Lamar-Dixon. Staff will be on hand to welcome your animals and stable them in a safe and dry environment.
East Baton Rouge Parish
- Baker Civic Club – 2640 N. Magnolia Drive, Baker
- Baton Rouge River Center –275 S River Road, Baton Rouge, LA
- BREC Park at Hamilton Avenue – 16200 Hamilton Ave., Baton Rouge
- Clinton Fire Station – 5567 Highway 67, Clinton
- Central Starkey Gym – 10510 Joor Road, Central
- First Baptist Church (Zachary) – 4200 Main St., Zachary
- F. G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge
- Fellowship Church – 9414 Plank Road, Clinton
- McKinley Middle School – 1550 Eddie Robinson, Baton Rouge
- Rock Church – 20810 Plank Road, Zachary
- Slaughter • Slaughter Fire Station – Highway 19
- Slaughter • Zoar Baptist Church – 11848 Hooper Road
- Celtic Studios Shelter NEEDS AT CELTIC STUDIOS SHELTER
The public donations that have come through the shelter at Celtic Studios, 10000 Celtic Drive (off Bluebonnet/Airline), have been incredible and they not have a lot of what was on the shelter’s initial needs list. That said, the shelter is taking care of a lot of people and they are in need of pillows, blankets, cushions, folder chairs – anything to sit on. The floors there are concrete and they are now hosting a number of older residents and children, and don’t have enough chairs. Also, this shelter has a lot of pets, so any kennels, leashes, or pet supplies are also greatly appreciated.
If you have any such supplies, please feel free to bring them directly to the shelter at Celtic Studios, and know that they will be much appreciated by all those displaced by this horrible flooding event.
East Feliciana Parish
- Fellowship Church – 9414 Plank Road, Clinton
- Mount Hope Baptist Church – Highway 10, Clinton
- Slaughter Fire Station – Highway 19, Slaughter
- Cyr-Gates Community Center – 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia
- Heymann Center – 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette
- Bethel Baptist Church – 20419 Circle Drive, Livingston
- First United Methodist Church – Third Street, Denham Springs
- Live Oak United Methodist, 34890 La. Hwy 16, Denham Springs
- Walker Baptist Church, Hwy 190, Walker
- Riverside Baptist Church – 36890 Highway 16, Watson
St. Helena Parish
St. Helena High School – 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg
- Amite Community Center – 101 W. Chestnut, Amite
- Coquille Sports Complex – 13505 La. Hwy 1085, Covington
- Kentwood High School – 603 Ninth St., Kentwood
- Loranger High School – 19404 Hiatt Road, Loranger
- Mike Kenny Center – 601 W. Coleman, Hammond
- Abbeville Boys & Girls Club – 301 A Comeaux Dr., Abbeville
- Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross reception center should bring essential items for each member of the family, as possible:
- Prescriptions and emergency medications
- Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
- Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
- Hygiene supplies and other comfort items
- Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
- Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
- Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
Sandbag Pickup Locations
- Fire Station 7 – 5758 Claycut
- Fire Station 9 – 4025 Perkins Rd
- Fire Station 13 – 835 Sharp Lane
- Fire Station 14 – 4121 Harding Blvd
- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison – 2859 Lieutenant General Benjamin Davis, Jr. Avenue
- Public Works Building on Mississippi Street of Hwy 19
- Central Fire Department Station 31 – 11646 Sullivan Road
- Central Fire Department Station 32 – 4864 Monticello Boulevard
- Central Fire Department Station 35 – 10626 Lovett Road
- Pride Volunteer Fire Department – 16935 Liberty Road
- Chaneyville Fire Department – 32790 Reames Road
- Youth Park – 1650 East Mount Pleasant Rd.
If you use AT&T here is one way to make a call! If you have an older model than IOS 9, try searching Calling apps! If you have an iPhone you can use Facetime Audio.
Press Release from AT&T: “AT&T Louisiana News Release: “One of our switching centers that carries network traffic in the Baton Rouge area is flooded due to severe weather. We are deploying resources including Cell on Light Trucks (COLTs) and Emergency Communications Vehicles (ECVs) to restore affected wireless services as quickly as possible. AT&T also has technicians and resources, such as generators, staged for additional restoration work as soon as damaged areas are safe to access. We are monitoring our network closely and will continue to coordinate with local officials and utility companies. We recommend customers text before calling when possible and utilize Wi-Fi where service is available.”
As a reminder, for up-to-date information on road closures, shelter information, emergency phone numbers, and more, please check www.brgov.com/emergency.