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Reception center for evacuees moved again

Posted at 9:56 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 10:56:38-04

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has opened a Reception Center at the Alexandria MegaShelter for Hurricane Laura evacuees seeking shelter.

The Reception Center at Shrine on Airline / Zephyr Field has now closed. It was just opened a day ago, after the first one in Baton Rouge was closed.

Evacuees in need of shelter must go to the reception center to be placed in a non-congregate shelter as one becomes available.

Anyone who arrives directly at a hotel will not be admitted and will be required to go to the reception center.

The reception center will be open 24/7 until further notice:
Alexandria Reception Center
Alexandria MegaShelter
8125 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302
Open 24/7

This information is also available by texting LAShelter to 898-211 or by calling 2-1-1. 

You can also call FEMA for individual assistance, depending on where you live. For info on that, click here.