Water distribution sites for citizens in Shreveport and the surrounding areas in Caddo Parish are expected to be up and running tomorrow.
A request for drinking water was made to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness this week. That request was reiterated by Caddo officials today when Gov. John Bel Edwards visited Shreveport. The water is expected to leave Dallas tonight and arrive here by tomorrow, depending on road conditions.
Additionally, local and state lawmakers have helped secure water through GOHSEP.
Officials met today to discuss plans to distribute the water once it arrives. Citizens will be notified via local news media and social media for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, City of Shreveport, and Parish of Caddo about the time and locations for distribution. Misinformation is already circulating regarding times and locations so please use only these official sources to receive accurate information. Contact the Office of Homeland Security for water if there is a medical or emergency need.
Shreveport and some surrounding rural water systems remain under a citywide boil advisory until further notice.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666