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Debris Collection Map | Estimated Flood Inundation Map

Shelter Search: Call 225-219-5452 to find someone in a shelter.

Debris Removal:

Debris removal will begin on 8/22 in the following zip codes: 70714, 70802, 70819, 70814 and 70811.

Points of Distribution Sites (PODS):

Four points of distribution sites (PODS) are open to help Baton Rouge residents in need of basic supplies. These PODs are open from 8am to 8pm at the following locations:

Miracle Place Church (To Close August 30, 2016 At 8:00PM)
2080 Main Street
Baker, LA 70802

Healing Place Church (To Close August 26, 2016 At 8:00PM)
19202 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

First Pentecostal Church (To Close August 28, 2016 At 8:00PM)
2828 Jones Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Greenwell Springs Library (To Close August 28, 2016 At 8:00PM)
11300 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs):

DRC Sites currently open in EBR - 8:00AM - 6:00PM

New Hope Outreach Center
5925 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Second Baptist Church
914 North Acadian Thruway West
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Zachary's Men Club
5746 Rollins Road
Zachary, LA 70791

St. Louis King of France Catholic Church
2121 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

There is also one mobile disaster recovery center:

City of Central Parking Lot
13421 Hooper Road
Central, LA 70818

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP):

Four Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) sites will begin operations Monday, August 29, 2016 through Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

Council on Aging Activity Center
6955 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

F.G. Clark Activity Center
798 Harding Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Gloryland Baptist Church
6745 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Louisiana Leadership Institute
5763 Hooper Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811

To minimize wait times, applicants and anyone who pre-registered for benefits must go to the DSNAP location on the day indicated by the first letter of their last name:

- Monday, August 29: A-D

- Tuesday, August 30: E-K

- Wednesday, August 31: L-R

- Thursday, September 1: S-Z

- Friday, September 2: A-K applicants unable to make prior scheduled day

- Saturday, September 3: L-Z applicants unable to make prior scheduled day

Residents are encouraged to preregister for DSNAP online at or by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) before visiting a DSNAP location. Pre-registration is not a DSNAP application, but helps to expedite the time spent at a DSNAP site.


Donating money:

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has a fund with an online donation link. This goes to support local agencies that are active in helping the recovery effort.

The City of Baton Rouge has a fund that is accepting checks to Finance Department, Attn: Linda Hunt, P.O. Box 1471, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 with the word “FLOOD” or “FLOOD 2016” written in the memo line.

Donating items:

  • Capital Area United Way at 700 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    (225) 383-2643
  • Salvation Army, 9401 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
    (225) 355-4483


DOTD Bus Service Information

FEMA Disaster Assistance: website or 1-800-621-FEMA

Pet Information: Information on lost pets or shelter location can be found on the Companion Animal Alliance website

Volunteers : All volunteers who want to volunteer in shelters that are affiliated with the Red Cross will need to register with Red Cross before they can volunteer. Additionally, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. They can register on line through the Red Cross website.

Road Closures

There are no road closures at this time.

Sand and Sandbags
Facility NameAddressSandSandbags
Baton Rouge Fire Department Station 13835 Sharp RoadYesYes
Baton Rouge Fire Department Station 144121 Harding BoulevardYesYes
Baton Rouge Fire Department Station 75758 Claycut RoadYesYes
Baton Rouge Fire Department Station 94025 Perkins RoadYesYes
Central Fire Department Station 3111646 Sullivan RoadYesYes
Central Fire Department Station 324864 Monticello BoulevardYesYes
Central Fire Department Station 3510626 Lovett RoadYesYes
Chaneyville Fire Department 22790 Reames RoadYesYes
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison2859 Lieutenant General Benjamin Davis, Jr. AvenueYesYes
Eastside Fire Station15094 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge 70816YesYes
Pride Volunteer Fire Department16935 Liberty RoadYesYes
Zachary Youth Park1650 Mount Pleasant-Zachary RoadYesYes

Facility NameAddress
Baton Rouge River Center275 South River Road, Baton Rouge 70802

Government Closures

School Closures
School NameReopen Date
Central Community School System09/06/2016
Central Private
East Baton Rouge Public Schools09/06/2016

Service Cancellations

There are no service cancellations at this time.

Helpful Links to Emergency Information
American Red Cross
Flight Information at Baton Rouge
Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Hotel Availability Information
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Louisiana District of the USGS (River Stages)
Louisiana State Police Emergency Page
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Traffic Information

Helpful Phone Numbers
Emergency calls should be made first to
East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency # 911
American Red Cross (866) 438-4636 (1-866-GET-INFO)
Animal Control Services   (225) 774-7700
Baton Rouge City Police (225) 389-3831
Baton Rouge Fire Department (225) 354-1400
Baton Rouge Shelters   1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636)
City of Baker (225) 778-0300
City of Central (225) 262-5000
City of Zachary (225) 654-0026
DEMCO   (225) 261-1160 (Power Outages)
Department of Public Works (225) 389-3158
Emergency Medical Services (225) 389-3300
Entergy   1-800-9OUTAGE
Gouging Complaints (Atty. General)   1-800-488-2770
Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness   (225) 925-7500
Mayor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (225) 389-2100
Sheriff's Office (225) 389-5000
Special Needs Shelter Hotline   1-800-349-1372
State Police: Alabama   (334) 242-4378
State Police: Louisiana (Road Closures)   1-800-469-4828
State Police: Louisiana (Troop A) (225) 754-8500
State Police: Mississippi   (601) 987-1430
U.S. Geological Survey (225) 389-0281
24Hour Flight Information:  
  American Airlines   1-800-223-5436
  Continental Airlines   1-800-784-4444
  Delta Airlines   1-800-325-1999
  Northwest Airlines   1-800-441-1818