Winter storm conditions worsened today in Caddo Parish leaving more trouble behind for residents and city/parish leaders.
Deteriorating road conditions, property damage, shelters, and broken water mains are among the most pressing issues currently being addressed by officials responsible for local emergency and disaster response.
Law enforcement continues to respond to a large number of calls for medical emergencies, stranded motorists, and traffic accidents. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, who serves as Director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said motorists should stay off the roadways for their own protection and to lessen demands on first responders.
Many citizens are reporting damage to carports and other structures from the weight of accumulated snow and ice. Residents are urged to use caution when standing under or near these structures and take appropriate measures to protect their property.
Shelter is available for those who are in need. Call 211 for more information.
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins said a citywide boil advisory has been issued. There is low pressure in some areas and no water in others. The Mayor said this is due to several reasons, mainly water main and line breaks both public and private. The City is continuing to repair leaks and turn off water as requested at private residences as long as road conditions permit.
Sheriff Prator said broken water mains have also impacted the supply of water at Caddo Correctional Center.
Other announcements from the City of Shreveport:
Annoucements from the Parish of Caddo:
For more announcements, please continue to monitor the websites and social media accounts of the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, City of Shreveport, and Parish of Caddo.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666