Caddo Parish leaders met today to discuss the impact that Tropical Storms Marco and Laura could have on our area.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport briefed Caddo Director of Homeland Security/Sheriff Steve Prator, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, and Caddo Parish Administrator Woodrow Wilson on anticipated weather activity. The NWS said Marco is weakening quickly and should not have any significant impact on Caddo Parish. Showers and thunderstorms could arrive here on Tuesday. Laura is expected to make landfall as a hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday somewhere in southeast Texas to south central Louisiana. Our area could experience tornadoes, high winds, and flash flooding as early as Wednesday and continuing through Thursday.
There are currently no plans to open Red Cross shelters in Caddo Parish for south Louisiana residents; however, Prator said if shelters are requested the job can be quickly accomplished. A state voucher system for residents to obtain hotel rooms if displaced by the hurricane can also be implemented and would help protect residents as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana.
Prator announced the state and LA National Guard provided 26,000 sandbags for Caddo Parish. These will be distributed through the Caddo Parish Commission and City of Shreveport.
City of Shreveport
Caddo Sheriff’s Office
For updates as they become available, visit the websites or Facebook pages of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, City of Shreveport, or Parish of Caddo.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666