Hurricane Delta Update for October 14, 2020
Hurricane Delta Update for October 14, 2020
Updated October 14, 2020
Originally published October 12, 2020
This Hurricane Delta update contains information for Calcasieu Parish residents about curfew, food distribution, businesses that are open, FEMA, power and cable service, schools, and the free Blue Roof program
The curfew in Calcasieu Parish was lifted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. While there is no longer a curfew in place in Calcasieu Parish, residents should be aware that surrounding parishes may still be under a curfew.
As of October 12, 2020, there were 41 arrests due to curfew violations since it was implemented just before Hurricane Delta made landfall.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has resumed normal business at their offices.
A majority of utilities and other services have been restored in Calcasieu Parish. The mandatory evacuation order for the parish was lifted at noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The lifting of the evacuation order does not affect those who are being provided shelter by the Red Cross or other similar organizations. Those who choose to return home and find that their home is unlivable can call 911 for assistance in getting further shelter.
Those who have homes that are in livable condition can call 211 for additional services that they may need other than a shelter.
If you are using a generator, please be sure to place it in a well-ventilated area away from your home, windows, and vents, and use a carbon monoxide detector. Also, be sure to properly ground your generator and allow it to cool before refueling.
The National Guard will be distributing food, water, and ice to residents from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the following locations:
- Lake Charles Civic Center – View on map
- Former location of the Old Tyme Variety Store 810 Ruth St. Sulphur – View on map
- DeQuincy Railroad Museum – View on map
- Iowa KC Hall 503 Highway 90 – View on map
- Washington Marion High School in Lake Charles – View on map
- Memorial Park Plaza – 3009 Gerstner Memorial Parkway in Lake Charles – View on map
Stores and Restaurants Open
The Lake Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a page with a list of stores and restaurants that have reopened.
The Community Primary Care Clinic has Reopened
There is a Community Primary Care Clinic, staffed by LSU Family Medicine residency physicians, set up in the parking lot of the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit parking lot, 3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles. It will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The clinic can handle such services as medication refills for chronic conditions; ordering routine labs, x-rays or other imaging; blood pressure and vital signs checks; basic physical exams; basic medical advice, and helping residents connect with available specialists who have resumed their services. There is no out-of-pocket expense for residents and no insurance information is required.
Report Damages to FEMA Even if You Have Insurance
Reporting any damages from Hurricane Delta will help the area governments and residents receive additional assistance from FEMA and other agencies.
Visit the following link to report damages from Hurricane Delta www.damage.la.gov
Assume that all downed lines are LIVE lines.
Entergy has made significant progress in Calcasieu Parish and throughout the state of Louisiana. They estimate having the majority of customers in Southwest Louisiana restored by Thursday, October 15, 2020.
If you are still without power, you can contact Entergy by phone at 1-800-Entergy or by using the Entergy app. Expect a long hold time if you contact them by phone.
As of 9:00 AM, October 12, 202, BECi has restored power to 10,900 members.
The substations in Bon-Ami, Buhler, Gillis, Kinder, Ludington, Moss Bluff, New Llano, Oberlin, Pickering, Ragley, Rapides, and Sulphur are energized. Crews continue to work to repair the remaining distribution lines from the Bon-Ami, Kinder, New Llano, Oberlin, Ragley, and Sulphur substations.
BECi still anticipates that all members will be restored by October 26, 2020, or sooner. The company understands that members would like specific restoration times for their specific area, but due to the fragile nature of the electric system after the hit we took from Hurricane Laura, there are simply too many unknown factors to give accurate restoration times for individual areas.
Damage assessments for Hurricane Delta began Saturday, October 10, 2020, and damage to the network was less significant than sustained from Hurricane Laura.
As of Monday, October 12, 2020, 29,000 or 79% of customers are currently without service.
Entergy has indicated that Suddenlink can now resume repair efforts in the area.
All customers are expected to have service by mid-November 2020.
Calcasieu Parish Schools
Many schools in the parish received significant water damage from Hurricane Delta.
Some schools are expected to open sometime next week (October 19 – 23) after a full assessment has been made.
The school day may be extended starting after the Thanksgiving Holiday to make up for the missed time.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened its Operation Blue Roof Program in Calcasieu Parish.
Metal roofs are also eligible. To apply for this FREE service, call 1-888-ROOF-BLU or visit: www.usace.army.mil/blueroof/
The deadline to apply for the Blue Roof Program is October 24, 2020.
FEMA services have resumed
The following locations will be available to speak to a FEMA representative in person or to submit documents.
The locations are open 7 am – 5 pm
Lake Charles Civic Center – 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles – View on map
Frasch Park – 400 Picard Road, Sulphur – View on map
More than 91,700 households have applied for assistance for FEMA. The deadline to register with FEMA for Hurrican Laura is October 27, 2020.
There is currently no FEMA registration for Hurricane Delta.
Waste Management is now picking up garbage on their regular schedule.
Republic Services is also running, but collection may be behind until October 17.
Residential Solid Waste Convenience Centers in the parish remain closed.
The Calcasieu Parish Hurricane Laura and Delta update for Wednesday, October 21 includes information about:
-Temporary early and election day voting locations in Calcasieu Parish
-FEMA Registration, Disaster Unemployment Registration, and Temporary Housing
-Evacuees Returning to Calcasieu Parish
-Debris Pickup in Calcasieu Parish
-Phone, Cable, and Internet Service in Calcasieu Parish
-Mosquitos in Calcasieu Parish
-Health in Calcasieu Parish
-Stores and Restaurants Open in Calcasieu Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation of Development advises that I-10 near the Louisiana – Texas state line will have lane closures starting October 21, 2020.
The City of Sulphur has asked residents to conserve water due to scheduled maintenance at the Verdine Water Plant.