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Feb. 18, 2021 Overview

Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Feb. 18, 2021 Overview

  • A hard freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.
  • The Caddo Sheriff’s Office reports the following roads still closed in the parish: Hwy. 169 between Brown Street in Mooringsport to Pinecrest, and Hwy. 538 from Hwy. 1 to Dawes Road. One lane of eastbound I-20 traffic at the Texas State line is open after the Sheriff’s Office and Caddo Parish road crews spent the majority of today clearing several disabled 18-wheelers from the interstate and exit ramps. Deputies are still on the scene at Hwy. 71 and Hosston Vivian Road where all lanes are closed  due to an 18-wheeler blocking traffic.
  • The Caddo Correctional Center has requested state assistance to provide water for the jail after supplies were severely impacted due to city water main issues.
  • Local hospitals received a water delivery today from the Louisiana National Guard and contractors with assistance from the Region 7 hospital coordinator, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.
  • The City of Shreveport reports that Water and Sewerage employees and contractors have been working throughout this storm identifying and repairing water main breaks. Water service has been restored to some areas of the city and more are expected to receive service as conditions improve. Meter technicians will be out on the road to make additional meter repairs and to turn off the meters where water is flowing due to broken pipes.
  • Amiss Water Plan has been filling tankers to assist critical needs at hospitals and dialysis centers.
  • Assistance has been requested from the state and the National Guard to help fill water tanks.  
  • Twelve tankers carrying water arrived from around the state to assist SFD with fire suppression if needed.
  • Arrangements are being made to distribute water to senior citizens in need.
  • Shelter calls have tripled in the past 24 hours. Citizens who need assistance should call 211.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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