Isaac: Resources

Resources to assist in storm plans and preparations, as provided by local, state and federal agencies:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope:

The Salvation Army would like to make the public aware, its shelter is ready and available to provide food and shelter for those who may need it over the next few days.

The Salvation Army Center of Hope is located at 3020 Legion St. in Lake Charles.

Power outages:

1-800-367-0275

Entergy

1-800-368-3749

1-800-622-6537

The H.O.P.E. Center:

The Hope Center in Ragley will be open for anyone who needs shelter.

8271 E. Hwy 190, Ragley

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

GOHSEP has a host of resources on its web site www.getagameplan.org/.

Federal Emergency Management Agency:

There are some Tropical Storm Isaac Tips to help you prepare ahead of the storm. For more tips, visit www.ready.gov.

- If power goes out, banks and ATMs may be offline for some time. Be sure to have cash on hand.
- When filling a portable gas container, remove it from your vehicle FIRST or static may cause a fire www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/98-111/.
- Fill the bathtub and other containers with water just in case Isaac causes a utility service disruption.
- Turn refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep the doors closed in case power goes out.
- Make sure your family emergency kit has rain gear, battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.