New Reception Center Opens for Evacuees
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is operating non-congregate shelters for evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Laura. Evacuees in need of shelter must go to the reception center to be placed at a hotel. Anyone who arrives directly at a hotel will be not be admitted and will be required to go to the reception center. The reception center will be open 24/7 until further notice:
New Orleans Reception Center
The Shrine on Airline / Zephyr Field Baseball Stadium
6000 Airline Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003
This information is also available by texting LAShelter to 898-211 or by calling 2-1-1.
The Governor’s office will share updates about Hurricane Laura response and recovery and COVID-19 through its texting system. People may opt-in by texting LAGOV to 67283 and sign up for phone calls by going to Smart911.