A number of closures and cancellations in Acadiana and across the state are beginning to be announced due to the impending arrival of Ida.
The storm is expected to arrive in Louisiana as a possible major Hurricane on Sunday, August 29.
Below is a list of closures and cancellation that have been sent into the newsroom. We will update this list as we are made aware of closures and cancellations. To report of closure or cancellation send an email to email@example.com.
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The Diocese of Lafayette has a list of Churches that have canceled mass:
The SWLA Center for Health Services location in Crowley will be closed on Monday, August 30 due to the threat of inclement weather.
Rayne City Court will be closed on Monday, August 30.
The SWLA Center for Health Services location in Lake Charles will be closed on Monday, August 30 due to the threat of inclement weather.
The Junior Deputy class schedule for this Saturday, August 28 is canceled.
Douglas Fournet VA Clinic: All appointments cancelled; open at noon for walk-ins
Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center and its satellite sites will be closed on Saturday, August 28 and Monday August 30 dueto impending imclement weather. The Center and its sites will reopen on Tuesday, August 31 at 8:00 am.
Iberia Parish Government Offices will be closed on August 30, 2021
Iberia Council on Aging will be closed on Monday, August 30, 2021. Meals will not be delivered.
Cathy's Daycare Center in New Iberia will be closed Monday
JEFF DAVIS PARISH
Jennings CBOC All appointments cancelled; open at noon for walk-ins
LCG: Due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Ida, all Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) buildings and facilities will be closed on Monday, August 30. Offices will tentatively reopen on Tuesday, August 31.
Lafayette Campus A All appointments cancelled; open at noon for walk-ins
Lafayette Campus B All appointments cancelled; open at noon for walk-ins
Diocese of Lafayette Masses:
Our Lady Queen of Peace in Lafayette: Sunday 8am & 11am
Our Lady Queen of Peace in Lafayette: Monday 7am
Cajun Comic Relief has been canceled.
Louisiana Comic Con at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette scheduled for August 28-29 has been canceled.
The SWLA Center for Health Services location in Lafayette will be closed on Monday, August 30 due to the threat of inclement weather.
Due to the anticipated inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ida, City Council Member Pat Lewis announced that the Vote Party in the Park has been canceled. The event was scheduled for Saturday, August 28th from noon to 5pm at Debaillon Park in Lafayette. Organizers anticipate rescheduling the event for a later date. Citizens will be notified of the new date.
ALL FOUR locations of Sugar ‘n Spice Children’s Academy will be closed due to the threat of inclement weather on Monday, August 30th.
Lafayette City Court court sessions canceled for Monday, August 30, 2021, at 9:00am and 1:00pm (Hurricane Ida) the judges of the Lafayette City Court are canceling all criminal and traffic court sessions scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021. This includes both the 9:00 a.m. and the 1:00 p.m. sessions. The Lafayette City Court building will remain open for all other business and will resume normal court schedule for Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
All activities for Sunday, August 29, at First Baptist Lafayette have been canceled
Covenant Preschool in Lafayette
Asbury United Methodist Church will not have in-person services or programs on August 29, 2021. There will be an online service on our website. Asburylafayette.org
All Sunday services at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension have been canceled.
ST. LANDRY PARISH
Due to Hurricane Ida, the St. Landry Parish Courthouse will be closed on Monday, August 30.
The City of Opelousas Offices will be closed on Monday, August 30. Essential personnel will be called and notified when they are to report to work after the storm passes. The City of Opelousas normal business hours should resume Tuesday August 31.
ST. MARY PARISH
Morgan City High School Jamboree scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 27, has been canceled.
ST MARTIN PARISH
St. Martin Council on Aging will be closed on Monday, August 30. There will be no meal deliveries or transportation services. For emergency help or help with evacuation, please contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at (337) 3394-2800 or 394-2812.
Village of Maurice City Hall will be closed on Monday August 30, 2021.
Kaplan City Court on Monday, August 30, 2021
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana’s 6 locations will be closed Monday, August 30th, aligning with the school districts hurricane closures. The Club locations include both Lafayette Clubs, New Iberia, Opelousas, Abbeville, and Lake Charles.
Additionally, the Abbeville Club will also be closed on Tuesday, August 31st.
The scheduled Opelousas recruitment event on Saturday August 28th is also canceled.
FOCUS FOODS DISTRIBUTION UPDATES FOR LAFAYETTE PARISH, ST. MARTIN PARISH, AND VERMILION PARISH Due to potentially dangerous weather from the upcoming storm this weekend, August 28-29, there have been changes to the Focus Foods distribution schedule for Lafayette Parish, St. Martin Parish, and Vermilion Parish. In order to ensure the safety of parents, students, and our staff members, Lafayette Parish pickup times will be from 9 AM-1PM this Saturday, August 28. Likewise, St. Martin Parish distribution will also be changed from 9AM-1PM this Saturday, August 28. Vermilion Parish pickup is canceled on Sunday, August 29.
Further changes will be posted to the Focus Foods Facebook page. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact customer service at 1-866- FOCUS-40 for assistance.
In response to Hurricane Ida, 16th Judicial District Court offices and Clerk of Court offices in St. Martin Parish; the office of the Clerk of Court in St. Mary Parish; and the Court offices and Clerk of Court office in Iberia Parish will be closed Monday, August 30.
Southwest LA Primary Healthcare Center, Inc, all sites closed Monday August 30, 2021.
State Office will be closing ahead of Ida
SATURDAY, AUG. 28, AND SUNDAY, AUG. 29
Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes
MONDAY, AUG. 30
Statewide (all parishes)
All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty, report for duty or those who should report to alternate work sites as necessary. Officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated.
This office closure applies to all nonessential employees, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19.TIMEKEEPERS: This is an office closure and should be coded as such. All employees in the affected parishes, including those authorized to work from home due to COVID-19, should use the Office Closure code (LSOC). Employees with further questions should seek guidance from their supervisors.
State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1.800.360.9660 or 225.342.0498.
The Diocese of Lafayette provided mass cancellations for Sunday
Several State Museum properties and welcome centers have announced closures ahead of Hurricane Ida.
State Museum Properties
The following State Museum properties will be closed Saturday, August 28, through Monday, August 30. These properties anticipate reopening to the public for normal hours on Tuesday, August 31.
- The Cabildo; New Orleans
- The Presbytère; New Orleans
- The New Orleans Jazz Museum; New Orleans
- 1850 House; New Orleans
- Madame John’s Legacy; New Orleans
- Capitol Park Museum; Baton Rouge
- E.D. White Historic Site; Thibodaux
- Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum; Patterson
The following welcome centers will be closed Sunday, August 29, and Monday, August 30. These welcome centers anticipate reopening to the public at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 31.
- I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center; Breaux Bridge
- I-10 West Slidell Welcome Center; Slidell
- I-59 Pearl River Welcome Center; Pearl River
- I-55 Kentwood Welcome Center; Kentwood
- State Capitol Welcome Center; Baton Rouge
All Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) clinics in Louisiana will be closed on Monday, August 30.
Community-based testing and vaccine sites operated by the Office of Public Health and the Louisiana Army National Guard will close early Friday, August 27, in preparation for impacts from Tropical Storm Ida.
Sites south of Interstate 10 will close at noon with the following exceptions:
- Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge: Vaccines only, closing at 2 p.m.
- Kermit's Mother-in-Law Lounge, New Orleans: Vaccines only, beginning at 12 p.m. and closing at 3 p.m.
All sites in Regions 6 (Cenla), 7 (Northwest), 8 (Northeast) and 9 (Northshore) will close at 5 p.m. today.
The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will close as of noon on Friday August 27, 2021, due to the threat of Hurricane Ida. No decision has been reached as to a reopening date. Please refer to our websites for the most up to date information: www.nps.gov/jela and www.nps.gov/jazz
The following park units will be closed:
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Headquarters and French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans
- Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero
- Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, 8606 West St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette
- Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux
- Acadian Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
- Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice
- New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Headquarters (419 Decatur Street) and visitor center (916 North Peters Street), New Orleans
Effective at 5 p.m. today – Friday, August 27 – Louisiana State Parks will close multiple state park recreation sites and state historic sites to visitors ahead of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Ida. These facilities will remain closed until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31.
State Parks Closing:
- Bayou Segnette State Park; Westwego
- Bogue Chitto State Park; Franklinton
- Chicot State Park; Ville Platte
- Cypremort Point State Park; Cypremort Point
- Fairview-Riverside State Park; Madisonville
- Fontainebleau State Park; Mandeville
- Grand Isle State Park; Grand Isle
- Lake Fausse Point State Park; St. Martinville
- Palmetto Island State Park; Abbeville
- St. Bernard State Park; Braithwaite
- Tickfaw State Park; Springfield
State Historic Sites Closing:
- Audubon State Historic Site; St. Francisville
- Centenary State Historic Site; Jackson
- Locust Grove State Historic Site; St. Francisville
- Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site; St. Martinville
- Port Hudson State Historic Site; Jackson
- Rosedown State Historic Site; St. Francisville
All reservations for this time are canceled. Visitors affected by the cancellations will be notified regarding their options.
The SWLA Center for Health Services location in Oberlin will be closed on Monday, August 30 due to the threat of inclement weather.
State offices in 38 parishes will be closed Saturday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Aug. 30, as Hurricane Ida approaches and moves through Louisiana. The affected parishes are Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
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