Evacuation Route

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:

Vidalia
Tourist Welcome Center | U.S. I-65 and U.S. 84/1401 Carter Street
Tallulah
TA Truck Stop | Exit 171 - U.S. I-20 and U.S. I-65
Marksville
Paragon Casino Resort
Bunkie
Sammy’s Truck Stop | Exit 53 – I-49/3601 LA 115 W
Alexandria
Med Express Office | 7525 U.S. 71
Shreveport
P.E. Gym at LSU-Shreveport | One University Place
Leesville
Pickering High School | 180 Lebleu Rd.
Oberlin
Tourist Information Center | 8904 U.S. I-65
Simmesport
Maddie’s Truck Plaza | 15972 LA 1