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Winter storm update (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)

The Caddo Office of Homeland Security and  Emergency Preparedness, city, and parish governmental agencies will distribute water in Shreveport and Caddo Parish on Wednesday, February 24, at the following locations. All locations will open at noon. Each vehicle will receive one case of water while supplies last.

City distribution sites:

Youree Drive Middle School (enter from Carroll Street)

Southern Hills Elementary School (enter from Kingston Road)

C.E. Byrd High School (enter from Gladstone Boulevard)

Huntington High School (enter from Rasberry Lane)

Independence Stadium/State Fairgrounds (enter from Greenwood Avenue)

Parish distribution sites:

North Blanchard Compactor - 7340 LA Hwy. 1

North Lakeshore Compactor - 5581 N. Lakeshore Dr.

Hosston Compactor - 15104 Oak St.

Vivian Public Works Camp - 108 Finley Dr.

Springridge Public Works Camp - 11928 Greenwood-Springridge Rd.

Southern University at Shreveport, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive

In other announcements:

  • The City of Shreveport Water Department made significant progress overnight and is now seeing water pressure increase at the 70th and Pines Road booster station. West Shreveport’s water pressure is still low, but the pressure is expected to begin increasing over the next few hours now that there is enough water to turn on the booster pumps. Crews are now repairing breaks, primarily in the Queensborough area. 
  • Repairs are also being done on several lines in the Norma/Murphy Street area, which is a main pressure zone. This will aid with more water pressure to Willis-Knighton North and the Highland neighborhood. Crews have discovered a few more leaks around this area.
  • To report water leaks, call (318) 673-7600.
  • A boil water advisory remains in effect. There will be an increase of chlorine in the water over the next several days out of an abundance of caution. Customers may smell a slight chlorine odor and see a cloudy appearance which is normal. Water must stay at a rolling boil for one minute to be considered safe. The CDC recommends boiling water for preparation of food and beverages, baby formula, pets' drinking water, making ice, and brushing teeth, among other things. For questions about the boil advisory, call (318) 673-7654.
  • The Caddo Sheriff Sale scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, has been canceled and will be rescheduled.
  • Government Plaza and all city offices will reopen to the public on Wednesday.
  • All parish offices in Government Plaza will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The Caddo Parish Courthouse will reopen to the public as well.
  • Caddo Parish Juvenile Court and the Caddo Parish Health Unit (Creswell) will remain closed due to water pressure issues.
  • Blood supplies continue to be at a critical level. Citizens can contact LifeShare Blood Center to donate or attend any of the following mobile blood drives scheduled for this week:

  February 24

Bossier City Fire Department, 9:20 a.m. until noon

Walmart, 2536 Airline Drive, Bossier City, 1:30 p.m. until 4:40 p.m.

First Baptist Church in Blanchard, 5-8 p.m.

February 25

Willis-Knighton South, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

February 26

BOM, Haughton, 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Willis-Knighton Bossier Medical Center, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Regional Urology, noon until 5 p.m.

February 27

Walmart, Shreve City, noon until 4 p.m.

Please visit LifeShare.org or the LifeShare app to learn about new drives as they are scheduled.

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

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