Evacuees need to consider the projected path of the hurricane when choosing an evacuation route and destination. Evacuation studies estimate that it takes between 18 and 36 hours to evacute the coastal bend in advance of tropical storm force winds. This underscores the need for coastal residents to have an evacuation plan. When evacuating, be sure to check local weather and highway conditions before departing. When local authorities order an evacuation in your area, leave immediately!
Shelter information points include:
Tourist Welcome Center | U.S. I-65 and U.S. 84/1401 Carter Street
TA Truck Stop | Exit 171 - U.S. I-20 and U.S. I-65
Paragon Casino Resort
Sammy’s Truck Stop | Exit 53 – I-49/3601 LA 115 W
Med Express Office | 7525 U.S. 71
P.E. Gym at LSU-Shreveport | One University Place
Pickering High School | 180 Lebleu Rd.
Tourist Information Center | 8904 U.S. I-65
Maddie’s Truck Plaza | 15972 LA 1