SWLA WEATHER BLOG: Weather alerts and flooding updates


LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – May 17 flooding in Southwest Louisiana.

HIGH WATER RESCUE
· If anyone is trapped in their home, needs help evacuating, or has any other flood-related issues, please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 491-3685 911 if it is an emergency.

SCHOOL CLOSURES
· All Calcasieu schools and facilities will be closed Tuesday, May 18. School board officials say they will notify families tomorrow about the status of school on Wednesday, May 19.

· All Diocese of Lake Charles schools are closed Tuesday, except for OLI in Jennings.

· Lake Charles Charter Schools closed Tuesday.

· Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School will be closed Tuesday, May 18.

· Jeff Davis schools closed Tuesday, May 18. However, for students who attend virtual school and can still get online, virtual classes will be.

SANDBAG LOCATIONS
Calcasieu Parish locations and addresses:

· Ward 1 Barn – 461 Parish Road, Moss Bluff

· Ward 2 Barn – 7085 La. 14 East, Hayes

· Ward 3 Old Barn – 2320 Smith Road, Lake Charles

· Old Kroger building- the intersection of Beglis Parkway and Napoleon Street, Sulphur

· Ward 5 Barn – 129 Third St., Starks

· Ward 6 Barn – 1275 Plum St., DeQuincy

· Ward 8 Barn – 1726 Parish Barn Road, Iowa.

FLOODED ROADS
Lake Charles has temporarily suspended the city transit service due to unsafe driving conditions and flooding in our area. The city will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please stay off any flooded roads and do not try to traverse them. Doing this may trap your vehicle in high water or push water into nearby homes and businesses.

Get the latest on road conditions from the DOTD by clicking here.

DeQuincy

Bill Phillips Rd.
Riley Fraizer Rd.
Edgerly Rd.
Pine Forest Rd.
Lake Charles

N. Highway 171 at Fruge St.
University Dr. at Jefferson Dr.
College St. from 5th Ave. to Kirkman St.
College St. between Ryan St. and Louisiana Ave.
Highway 14 at Allen St.
I-10 at Fruge St.
4200 block of Luke Power Rd.
Ryan St. at Sale St.
Ryan St. at University Dr.
I-210 at Lake St.
Nelson near Country Club Rd.
W. Gauthier Rd. at S. Park Rd.
Tallowwood Dr.
14th St.
Maynard St.
4th Ave.
17th St.
19th St.
Hwy 397 at Candice Ln.
Orchard Dr.
Moss Bluff

N. Perkins Ferry near Joe Miller Rd.
Belfield near Whippoorwill Dr.
Wyanewood Dr.
Idlebrook Dr.
Hollyvale Dr.
Beauregard

US 171 south of the Ragley overpass
LA 27 near LA 109
LA 394 at Otis Green Rd.
Cameron

The Cameron Ferry is currently closed.
Jeff Davis

Martin Luther King Drive.
Leonard Road at U.S. 190
Pousson Road
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