Part of your hurricane preparations should be making sure your list of important phone numbers is present for easy access. Thank you to KATC for putting together a list of hurricane emergency numbers, alerts, and resources for Acadiana.  Make a copy of these numbers and put the list on your fridge. They may come in handy. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS, ALERTS, & RESOURCES:

LUS Issues

Dial 311 to report LUS Outages and Street Flooding and Drainage Issues

· Option 1 – LUS Power and Water Outages

· Option 2 – LUS Fiber Outages

· Option 3 – Street Flooding and Drainage Issues

Should 311 become overloaded:

· Dial 291-9200 for power outages

· 291-5700 for downed power lines or other electrical issues

SLEMCO

Power Outages: 888-275-3626

Road Conditions

State Police – Report State Highway Emergencies: Dial *LSP (*577) on your cell phone or call 800-469-4828

Dial 511 (or 888-ROAD-511) use the “Louisiana 511” app or visit 511la.org for continual updates about weather-related road conditions, road closures, and other travel information.

ALERT NOTIFICATION APPS

Connect Lafayette - Lafayette Consolidated Government’s information and notification system. Sign up at https://lafayettecityparish.bbcportal.com/

NOAA Weather Radar Live -  Real-time radar images and severe weather alerts

Way to Geaux App -  The app provides drivers with around the clock, real-time traffic notifications, and road condition updates.

Alert FM App - ALERT FM aggregates state and local emergency alerts and messages, including National Weather Service warnings, evacuation information, homeland security notices.

Red Cross Hurricane App - Monitor conditions, find help and let others know you are safe

Dial 211 or visit louisiana211.org

Call 211 for disaster resources. Specialists are available 24/7 before, during, and after the storm. Services are multilingual and are accessible to the hearing impaired.

Callers can access disaster information about food, clothing shelters, special needs, evacuation routes, transportation assistance, crisis counseling, prescription assistance, missing person post-disaster, rebuilding assistance, and more.

American Red Cross

Acadiana Chapter, Lafayette · 337-234-7371, https://www.redcross.org/

Listing of all shelters currently open and registered through FEMA and NSS. The listing is not limited to Red Cross shelters. The website is updated every four hours. https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

United Way of Acadiana, Lafayette

Disaster Relief, 233-8302

Second Harvest Food Bank

337-237-7711, https://no-hunger.org/