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Reception center open in New Orleans for Laura evacuees

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 12:43:10-04

BATON ROUGE (August 29, 2020) - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is operating non-congregate shelters for evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. Evacuees in need of shelter must go to the reception center to be placed at a hotel. Anyone who arrives directly at a hotel will be not be admitted and will be required to go to the reception center. The reception center will be open 24/7 until further notice:

New Orleans Reception Center
The Shrine on Airline / Zephyr Field Baseball Stadium
6000 Airline Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003
Open 24/7

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

The Governor's office will share updates about Hurricane Laura response and recovery and COVID-19 through its texting system. People may opt-in by texting LAGOV to 67283 and sign up for phone calls by going to Smart911.

Find more tips on weather and preparedness on GOHSEP's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Listen to conversations on all aspects of emergency management by downloading GOHSEP's The Get A Game Plan Podcast. You can receive emergency alerts on most smartphones and tablets by downloading the new Alert FM App. It is free for basic service. The Get A Game Plan App is another resource available to help you and your family prepare for any type of emergency. You can download the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide and find other information at

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